A few years ago, I found myself in a predicament

A few years ago, I found myself in a predicament. Because of some changes in circumstances, I found myself in a house that I just could not afford anymore. I put the house on the market and expected it to sell right away. Well, it didn't. Months went by; I was getting deeper in debt, and the bank was getting ready to foreclose.

About this time I was also having a problem of hair loss. I had large bald spots. I had been trying to pray about this, but I was having a difficult time not being fearful. A passage from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, was very helpful to me at this time: "The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science." I humbly turned to God and asked for guidance.

As I prayed, I realized that I had been feeling sorry for myself. This may have seemed very understandable under the circumstances, but I knew I had to trust God completely. As in truth His child, His spiritual reflection, I realized I already had all good and could not lose anything. God's man is complete, satisfied, joyous, expressing the qualities that belong to his Father-Mother God. Nothing can be added to man, and nothing can be taken away, either. I understood that this was not wishful thinking; it was a spiritual fact. I knew also that man's true home is in the consciousness of divine Love, God. This is where man really dwells.

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