How do you make big decisions? Do you discuss all the options with family and friends? Make long lists of pros and cons? Research all the ramifications?

While these may be useful steps, they may not bring the clarity necessary to make a confident decision. What's needed is spiritual light.

We hope you'll find that the prayers, spiritual study, and healing experiences authors share in this column help bring the right choices and truly satisfying decisions to light in your life.

"Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take." MARY BAKER EDDY

Call on God... His help is immediate

When you need help, where do you turn? You might call on a friend or a parent, a boss or a trusted counselor. Yet there is a problem-solver that is closer than the telephone, faster than e-mail, and more powerful than the best human advice. I'm talking about divine help. God.

It's never too late or too early to call on God, to pray to our loving Father-Mother. God doesn't require us to struggle along with a problem until we've exhausted every avenue before He will help. Nor does God, the divine Principle, Love, reject us or make things more difficult if we've resisted praying. He's always present and effective, rejoicing. We can experience this help immediately. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health: "In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as 'a very present help in trouble.' Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, 'Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters' " (pp.12-13). The Love that is God is perfect, not arbitrary or disapproving.

"Woe is me" no more
July 26, 1999

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