Healing motherly concerns with divine Love

I needed to trust that God not only cares for me but also for those who are dear to me.

I had been taught ever since I was a child in Christian Science Sunday School that there was nothing anywhere, anytime, to fear, because God is always with me. I thought I had learned this lesson well, and I really felt quite fearless in the face of life’s challenges. 

But when I started to look a little deeper in my thinking, I discovered a clamor of statements that began with “I’m afraid,” especially pertaining to my children as they grew up and became more independent. For example, “I’m afraid she won’t be safe.” “I’m afraid he won’t be able to earn a living in that career.” “I’m afraid she’ll never find a job she likes.” Or, “I wish he’d settle down and accomplish something,” which actually meant, “I’m afraid he won’t.”

Strangely enough, I hadn’t thought of this anxiety about my children’s lives as being fearful, but I now could see that it was a very subtle and pernicious form of fear. In fact, I discovered a broader underlying concern that when I was not personally in control of a situation, evil might take over. 

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