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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Understanding utilized
June 30, 1986

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