Controlling Emotions

Emotional problems can make a person disconsolate if he doesn't maintain a reasonable perspective about his experiences and his relationships with others. His life can lose its zest and even its real meaning if a love affair breaks up or a friendship freezes.

From a merely personal standpoint treasured relationships are often precarious. But from the standpoint of Christian Science a certain stability in human experience can be expected. This is because God, or divine Mind, is infinite good and is in full control of His children. Even though such a statement seems unreasonable to human sense, it is nevertheless true; and it is demonstrable when man is understood as Mind's perfect idea, entirely subject to Mind. An application of this scientific truth brings distressing personal emotions under control and even destroys them.

We can't look far into the works of Christ Jesus without seeing that he was constantly proving that God's control is a universal fact, often hidden by the personal sense of things but always present to be brought to light through spiritual realization. Jesus worked quietly as he restored health and life and moral uprightness to people in trouble. He responded to the wretched. He overcame emotional instability. He proved God's love overriding the personal with the divine. Explaining his works, he said, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." John 5:19;

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