God governs the universe and man in perfect harmony. To know this fact is to be fearless. Most Christian Scientists would be shocked if they were asked, "Do you believe that God works in an intelligent way?" for they know that God is intelligence itself and that He is the only source of man's intelligence. However, when one is afraid, he is certainly not completely aware that God is divine intelligence, for to know that God is always working in an unerring, intelligent way everywhere would forever dissipate any fear that He is not caring for man. God is Love, and He expresses Himself in loving ways. Nothing is working contrary to God, for God is All.

We can feel secure in the fact that God's work is perfect and complete, for an understanding of this fact establishes our health, our happiness, and our success in every right endeavor. To outline what we think we want, or to daydream, limits our demonstration of God's care, for real demonstration brings out God's will, not ours, in our present experience. God's will is good alone and is far removed from human will. When we express humility, we can discern God's will; and obedience will enable us to follow His directing. Health, happiness, harmonious activity, are not human attainments but are evidence that God expresses good through man.

All good for each individual idea is embraced in God's allness, and good unfolds to human consciousness as divine ideas are apprehended. To become aware of all-pervading good, which is within and without all things and in which we live and move, is to experience God's care and to have a peace which can never be disturbed. All of God's work is infinitely good, and it is complete. In Ecclesiastes we read (3: 14), "Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it." This statement declares man's well-being as everlasting, a spiritual fact with which matter has nothing whatever to do.

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