Let God’s grace resolve it

How important it is to act from the basis of there being one Mind, God, who is all good, and one whole and intact expression of that Mind.

Life can be full of surprises, challenging our sense of balance, peace, and confidence. How do we maintain spiritual equilibrium in the face of challenges? How do we respond when faced with attacks or brick walls? The Bible relates a time when Christ Jesus was asleep in a boat that was being lashed by a storm (see Mark 4:36–39). The frightened disciples awakened him, trying to foist their fear on him. He responded by rebuking the wind and their fear, saying “Peace, be still.” And the Bible says, “The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” How can we live in that same peace and calm? 

In dealing with frustrations, it can be tempting to forge ahead and personally confront difficulties. But I’ve found that a more effective approach is to step back and allow God’s grace to resolve a difficulty. 

Doing that is taking the human scene and putting it under the lens of Spirit, God. It requires trust to do that—to change our entire sense of the experience from one of human conflict to that of divine expression. As the Apostle Paul describes it, this means transforming our mortal sense of life by “put[ting] on immortality” (see I Corinthians 15:53, 54). By understanding that God created all, made it good, and continuously governs His creation, we can recognize that divine Love actually governs every thought and action, soothes the heart, and provides joy and satisfaction. Love, God, is the most dependable guide and guardian.

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