[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of March 21—27 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02113.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 364 - "A very present help in trouble"

[The speaker is Harvey Wood. The questioner is Richard Lombardi.]

Questioner: People would like to feel that help is always available. But when a person is alone or away from home, perhaps he feels cut off from such help. Don't you agree that we could be in places where no help is available?

Speaker: No, I can't conceive of that, and here's why. Divine help is always available. I know of countless people who have proved this and are proving it. People of many faiths have found that Bible promises—such as this one from Psalms (46:1): "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble"—provide more than mere comfort or assurance.
Questioner: You mentioned divine help. Often the reason for a feeling of insecurity is the need for more material help to solve the problem of the moment—money, a job, food, shelter, health care.
Speaker: There's a very reasonable and practical basis for finding help, and it is rooted in divine law. This law is the law of man's inseparability from God. It's a constant force. We need to wake up to it. It's a little like ourselves and the sun. The sun is always here, but we have to open the blinds to feel its warmth and have its light.

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March 29, 1969

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