Do Not Fear

In any discordant situation fear is the first false element to be routed from consciousness. God specifically commands us not to fear. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee," Isa. 41:10; we read in Isaiah. And over and over again Mrs. Eddy alludes to the importance of allaying fear in one's own thought and in the thought of others. She states, "Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error." Science and Health, p. 380;

The fears that sometimes besiege us can be disposed of when we know that fear, scientifically considered, is completely false. God is infinite, all-powerful, ever active, everywhere; therefore, where is fear? The answer, of course, is nowhere. It is only a human illusion. It has no power of its own to cling to anyone. There is nothing to support it if we refuse to believe it.

We have the means and method to throw fear out of our thinking and, what is more, out of our experience. Sometimes it has to be cast out by a conscious, moment-by-moment denial. We can have the assurance that God, Truth, helps us. Mrs. Eddy instructs us, "Remove error from thought, and it will not appear in effect." ibid., p. 40;

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At Peace on the Job
June 28, 1975

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