I am grateful to be learning through Christian Science that...

I am grateful to be learning through Christian Science that God's love for all means that life is good and full of promise. The biggest challenge in my life came when my daughter was three months old and my husband decided to end our marriage.

For the first time I learned to turn completely to God. This meant giving up merely personal desires or expectations for the things I felt I deserved, needed, or wanted. It meant turning to God to learn of the spiritual nature of myself, my daughter, and my husband. Since I was often finding myself tied up in angry mental knots, I worked first for a sense of peace. I also prayed deeply not to blame or hate my husband. The pain I felt in thinking my daughter would have no father turned me to see God as her true Father, providing her with comfort, home, security. The emptiness and self-pity I felt lifted as I accepted the promise given in Isaiah (54:5), "Thy Maker is thine husband" and let God reveal provision, companionship, and joy.

September 19, 1988

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