Spirals of sadness aren’t inevitable

Recent reports have brought to attention that many teenage girls are feeling a greater degree of sadness and hopelessness. For instance, a teen telling her story on a program I was watching spoke of finding herself becoming swallowed up in looking for approval on social media. Not feeling able to pull herself away, she began to do things that negatively affected her well-being, and her life began to spiral downward. Thankfully, she saw her need for help, and with much support from others, she was able to come out of the darkness.

The need for healing of this issue really struck me. So right then I reached out to God in prayer, as I have found this helpful so many times in my study and practice of Christian Science.

The words “circle harmoniously” came to me. I recognized this phrase as being from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, so I looked it up and found this: “Day may decline and shadows fall, but darkness flees when the earth has again turned upon its axis. The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death,—as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind” (p. 310).

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