God's Will Is Good

Have you ever prayed to God for something you wanted very much and then reluctantly added a concession that His own will be done—the implication being that His will in the matter is probably entirely different from your fervent desire?

It is, of course, perfectly proper that we should yield all human desires to His will, since Christ Jesus taught his disciples to pray "Thy will be done." Matt. 6:10; What we need to keep in thought is that God's will for us is invariably good. The plan that originates in His infinite goodness and mercy must certainly surpass any human projection of what is best for us.

Perhaps our first need is to distinguish between the mortal sense of will and the divine will. We learn in Christian Science that since God is Mind, in reality the only will there is or ever can be is the will of God. The will or motivation that originates in mortal mind, the belief of life and intelligence in matter, is nothing more than a counterfeit of God's will. And there actually is no mortal mind, since Mind is immortal and has no opposite. God's will is universal, supreme. Any other claimant to will or power is a lie.

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