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Reach out to God
How many times have you heard someone say that his deliverance from a tormenting situation came after he had "reached out to God"? But just what does that expression mean?
Certainly it is natural for mankind to turn to God for help when all human means have failed. People may not feel that they deserve any special benevolence or that they really know Him or where He may be found; but deep down is the conviction that a Supreme Being does exist, that He is loving, and that He is available to aid in times of great need. This gives the human heart unquenchable hope.
One thing in particular may be said about reaching out—and up—to God: It is the first and perhaps the most important step toward a healing of human woe, for with this beginning one has, in a degree, turned his back on the material world and its limitations. He has begun, whether he realizes it or not, to withdraw his individual acceptance from the belief that matter and material laws govern the universe.
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Reach out to God
JOHN MAYNARD HILL
How can I love Him more?
SHARON SLATON HOWELL
The omnipotence of God's oneness
ROWLAND D. GEORGE
A circle of harmony
KERRY M. KNOBELSDORFF
Do we trust our affirmations of truth?
MARVIN J. CHARWAT
No extinction in God's unchanging, eternal kingdom
JOYCE C. LEDDY
Don't give up
LUCY DIANA LOKKEN
Unblocked spiritual progress
FREDERICK H. BRIGHTMAN
Seasonal troubles—don't buy them!
JUDITH ANN HARDY
Our coincidence with God
CAROLYN B. SWAN
Finding stability in a world of change
WILLIAM E. MOODY
KATHERINE ANNE LYDER STOFFEL
No dark places anywhere
Sarah V. Cornelius
About thirty years ago my health was at its...
I grew up with the understanding that under God's ever-present...
KIM PATRICIA BLACK
My heart is full of gratitude for what Christian Science has...