Some Hard Decisions

[For young adults]

Most young men in the United States who are subject to the draft have some hard decisions to make, some of which are: "Shall I remain in school or enlist in the Armed Forces now and return to school later? What shall I do about employment while waiting the call for military service? What about my future after I have completed my service?"

These are days when young men may easily feel confused, anguished, or forsaken. The future seems hazy, and even the present undetermined. Is there something or someone a young man can turn to with confidence and complete assurance that he will get proper guidance for making right decisions? The Bible says there is. It tells us: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Prov. 3:5, 6; How does one trust in God and not lean on his own uncertain sense of things?

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, explains the nature of God to be "the great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." Science and Health, p. 587; There is nothing outside of all, so we can take our counsel from the allness of Love instead of from fear, from the all-knowing Mind instead of from human opinions, and from Truth, which is all-wise, instead of from material sense testimony.

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