‘Now I trust God more than ever’

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - October 3, 2018

It was another clear, starry night in California, and I had just arrived home after a long walk on the beach with my dad. As I was taking my sweatshirt off, I realized that the necklace I’d been wearing was no longer around my neck. The necklace was a Christian Science military pendant on an old chain and had a lot of sentimental value and meaning. 

I searched the house, trying not to feel worried. As I searched, I reminded myself of other situations where I’d had a need—and how whenever I’d trusted God, the right answer had always come. Through my experiences in the Christian Science Sunday School and my own study of Christian Science, I have learned to trust in God as the all-knowing Mind. And I’ve come to recognize God’s guidance because of how clear, reassuring, and direct it is—often pointing me in a direction that I wouldn’t have thought of myself. This guidance can come as inspired ideas or as a God-impelled feeling to do something.

My dad went to pick my sister up from drama practice, and afterward, we felt moved to go back to the beach. During our earlier walk, we’d covered the whole length of the beach—a mile—and I had no idea where on the beach I could have lost the necklace, or if I’d lost it there at all. 

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