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A time for trusting

A Christian Science perspective on daily life.

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At one time my husband and I purchased a new house, with more space for our growing family, before we'd sold our first house. We went forward feeling certain that it would sell quickly. But it didn't. After nine months, we had used up all our funds and couldn't keep up payments on both places.

From my study of the Bible, I knew of many accounts of God's care for His people. The children of Israel were fed in the wilderness with manna supplied by God. A widow, left without money to pay her bills and ready to give up, found resources in her own home that expanded to meet all her needs. And Jesus fed a multitude with a few fish and five loaves of bread. I knew that those accounts were not only stories from ancient times but instances of God's goodness – divine goodness that is still present today.

Those examples of God's saving care in such difficult circumstances gave us hope. So we didn't despair. In the Christian Science textbook, Mary Baker Eddy wrote: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good" ("Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," p. 494).

We prayed with this thought and remembered to rely on God, who is divine Love, to meet our needs, instead of on a paycheck. We continued to trust that God was caring for us and that all things are possible to God. We could not suffer or lack anything, no matter what it might be – water, energy, food, money. These spiritual truths gave us confidence to trust divine Love, knowing that no one can be limited in any way or deprived of anything he or she genuinely needs.

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