An “Even if” protest

Prayerful reasoning that begins with “Even if” may be helpful in exposing and putting out fear.

Have you ever felt stuck in ruminating, fearful thoughts? Fear can sometimes seem like an unbreakable pattern; it can also feel like a turbulent ride you can’t get off of. But through Christian Science, we can find freedom from fear. 

Praying to overcome fear is something we may need to do daily, but through God we are the master of fear. We don’t have to consent to the belief that we are controlled by a brain or by human or animalistic emotions. God is Spirit, and made His creation (you and me) to reflect Him—to be spiritual. Governed by God rather than circumstances, we can be in control—that is, we can evidence God’s control instead of being anxious or fearful. Knowing our God-given dominion over fear brings healing to our experience.

Fear often appears in some form of “What if” thinking. But that unhealthy thought pattern can be prayerfully interrupted by a loving thought from God. This has often helped me to reverse a “What if” with an “Even if”—to prayerfully protest and replace an unnatural, matter-focused thought pattern with a spiritual truth supplied by God. 

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