I couldn’t lose anything!

Originally appeared online in the teen column: Q&A - June 15, 2016

Q: I think my relationship with my boyfriend (or girlfriend) is going downhill. Any ideas on how to pray?

A: I faced a similar situation in high school. When my relationship was falling apart, I prayed about a lot of different things—attachment issues, anger, depression. But the answers that would give me the settled feeling I was looking for didn’t seem to come. I was struggling with lots of doubts and insecurities.

One day, though, I found a deepening peace as I read Hymn 224 in the Christian Science Hymnal, especially this part: “Henceforth my great concern shall be / To love and praise Thee more” (John Ryland). It reminded me that I don’t need to stress about something that’s under God’s control—which every part of our lives has to be, as we see that God is divine Principle and lovingly orders every aspect of His creation. I saw that my job is to love God, and to express the qualities of God in everything I do. And when I felt concerned about the relationship, I could know that God, good, is governing, and showing me what’s right for me.

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