Where does power rest?

How might this question be helpful or even relevant to people in situations where they feel utterly powerless? They may be caught up in a war not of their making, or perhaps battling sleeplessness after being laid off from work, or dealing with a discouraging medical diagnosis. It may seem reasonable to identify the origin of any oppressive circumstances as physical, but doing so would be of little comfort and could even be debilitating. 

However, there is another answer to the question “Where does power rest?” that may be far less obvious, yet is profoundly relevant and helpful. It is expressed this way in the Bible: “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (Psalms 62:11). Does this demand a giant leap away from practicality? No. On the contrary, the Bible records over centuries the practical, healing efficacy of recognizing the superiority of spiritual power over physical. 

Christian Science reveals that a human or physical sense of power is not power at all but merely a misperception of where power lies. Through prayerful study of the Bible in the light of this teaching, we come to know God as omnipotent good, forever maintaining His creation in perfect harmony. This understanding enables us to view situations correctly—according to God’s perception of reality, in which discord of any kind has neither place nor power.

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