Victory as we overcome fear

Recently I read in the book of Psalms: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (46:1, 2).

The Psalmist’s calm assurance of protection was comforting as I prayed about how to overcome fears about personal concerns and also issues in my community and the world. The idea of God as a refuge—a place of safety and a source of strength as we work toward resolving things in our lives—makes a huge difference. Instead of feeling as though human effort is our only resource, we have divine intelligence, strength, purity, and goodness on our side. 

Throughout her writings, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, addresses why and how fear can and must be overcome. I had a practical lesson on this point when I was a young mom and relatively new in my study of Christian Science. I witnessed our preschool daughter’s rapid and complete freedom from the aggressive symptoms of measles. She was healed through Christian Science treatment, through our turning wholly to God in prayer.

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