"Let His will be done"

Our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, uses the word "let" many times throughout her works in connection with healing. On page 208 of her book "Miscellaneous Writings" she states: "Mortals have only to submit to the law of God, come into sympathy with it, and to let His will be done. This unbroken motion of the law of divine Love gives, to the weary and heavy-laden, rest."

We learn in Christian Science that letting God's will be done requires our putting aside a material sense of will and humbly accepting God as the only power, as the only intelligence, as ever-present and omniactive good, as the supreme and only source of being, as the guiding and controlling force of all existence. It involves also an acknowledgment of man's true selfhood as a child of God, wholly spiritual, indissolubly linked with Him and therefore perfect, eternal, unassailable. This acknowledgment of God as All-in-all, as the only presence, power, and Mind, and of man as His perfect reflection, evidences the Christ, Truth, functioning in human consciousness, and it does assuredly bring healing wherever and whenever it may be needed.

Following the passage quoted above from "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy asks this question: "But who is willing to do His will or to let it be done?" Sometimes it seems difficult in our human experience to surrender ourselves completely and unconditionally to God; to give up all preconceivcd notions about how certain problems should be worked out and to be willing to leave the field unreservedly to Him. Ofttimes, there seem to be arguments of personal sense, such as fear or self-will, which would prevent us from letting God's will be done and thus keep us from wholly giving the situation into His supremely and divinely capable hands and reaping the healing benefits therefrom.

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Joy in College Examinations
December 4, 1965

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