Pause Prayerfully

Is there a sure antidote to the fatigues and frustrations of twentieth century frictions? Surprising as it may seem, there is. And to get away from all these doesn't necessarily call for harder work, greater effort, more time, or even comfortable retreat to a coveted desert island.

The antidote is simple, immediately available, possible to apply, even in the midst of a busy day. Mrs. Eddy states it on page 323 of Science and Health, the Christian Science textbook: "Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause,—wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory." "Pause,—wait on God." What a release from pressures, perplexities, and harassments! In the midst of the most demanding situation we can find relief and release if we reestablish our dominion as children of God.

During the day one may be delayed in a traffic jam or by a traffic signal, have to wait for an appointment, or face any number of delays and problems. But the antidote is right at hand. Waiting can be made productive and joyous. It can be regarded as an opportunity to feel the serenity of waiting on God.

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Where Is Your Confidence?
July 12, 1969

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