What's there to trust?

Not long ago I heard a news commentator say, in half jest, that while you can't trust the military, or people in high places even, or your minister, you can always trust your dog. I knew what he was driving at. At one point in my life I felt that the only one I could really trust was my dog Fritz. It's not that I didn't have friends or relatives who loved me, but Fritz seemed to be the constant. He was always happy and very loyal.

After I began studying Christian Science, however, I started to learn that God was a fixed Principle I could depend on. I began to see that I could trust Principle, God, because He was the cause of my being and was the source of all good. I was beginning to learn that whatever the difficulty seemed to be, I could trust God, really rely on Him, and as I understood Him more clearly, the situation would inevitably be resolved.

As part of my studying, I was digging into the Bible and gaining a much greater appreciation of the life and healing work of Christ Jesus. I saw how at one with his Father, God, he must have felt. And how he trusted Him, unwaveringly. Jesus fed the multitude, stilled the storm, healed the sick, and raised the dead, demonstrating his complete confidence in God's great love for man. In the garden of Gethsemane, the night prior to his crucifixion, Jesus prayed, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." Luke 22:42. Think of it. Knowing the ordeal he faced, he still trusted God. And his trust was fully justified, as the resurrection confirms for us.

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Second Thought
September 26, 1988

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