Pain from burn quickly dissolved

In the Bible there is a passage I discovered a while back that I find very thought-provoking: “Be not afraid of sudden fear … when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence” (Proverbs 3:25, 26). The International Children’s Bible translates these verses to read: “You won’t need to be afraid of trouble coming suddenly.… The Lord will keep you safe.” How often we seem to get caught off guard when something bad suddenly happens, and then we react with fear, which tends to undermine our ability to pray about the situation.

As a Christian Science practitioner, I often have people calling me for help through prayer. One day I was boiling oil in a Chinese wok on the stove and was about to drop in some Chinese dumplings. Just then the phone rang, and as I brought the receiver to my ear, I could hear a woman screaming in pain. I immediately pulled the pot off the stove so that I could respond to her cry for help, but since I did it so quickly, the boiling oil sloshed over my hand and arm. 

Suddenly my arm also seemed to be screaming in pain, clamoring for a fearful reaction. I instantly turned my thought away from the noisy picture of two suffering people and instead lifted my thought up to God. I affirmed: “Father-Mother God, You are always in complete control. You are not the source of pain or accident or suffering of any sort. We are both secure in Your all-powerful care. You are good alone!”

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