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Trust: A must!
Learning to trust God can be a joyful adventure. “Step by step,” says Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “will those who trust Him find that ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’ ” (p. 444). This affirms the dependability of God’s care, while indicating that there may be steps involved in learning to trust God more consistently. What might these steps be?
For me, the first step in learning to trust God was to grow in my understanding of God as good—all good—and to expect good in my daily experiences. The second step was to surrender to God’s, divine Love’s, guidance rather than ruminating over and analyzing every detail in attempting to figure out a solution when problems arose. The natural third step was to obediently follow through on the guidance I received.
The Bible tells of a widow woman whose two sons are about to be taken by creditors. The situation looks hopeless, but she turns to Elisha, a man of God, expecting a divine solution. Elisha asks her what she has in her house, and she says she has nothing but a pot of oil. He instructs her to borrow empty containers from her neighbors and to pour the oil from her pot into the empty ones. She obediently does so, and she is able to fill all the pots, sell that oil—enabling her to pay off her debts—and live off what was left (see II Kings 4:1–7).
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