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From the February 1961 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Have you ever been tempted to doubt the goodness and the power of God? Have you ever felt that you had a particular physical problem that was too overwhelming for God, or your understanding of Him, to be of any help? Do world problems and world tensions sometimes seem too big and too complicated even to think about, much less solve?

Christian Scientists, as earnest students of the Bible, know that the teachings of this great book contain many helpful promises and truths which can be used by anyone confronted with a problem or with trouble of any kind. The purpose of this article is to explore just one of these promises and to point out how it can be accepted at its face value.

Moses commanded the children of Israel, "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid . . . for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deut. 31:6). The teachings of Christian Science do not attempt to improve upon such a promise; they merely urge that it be taken as it is. Mrs. Eddy says, "Our thoughts of the Bible utter our lives" (Message for 1902, p. 4). It would therefore seem important to every one of us that we have no mental reservations concerning the practicality of such a Biblical promise. If we would have God help us, we must first be convinced that everything we need is already provided. We must be strong, and we must have courage to trust divine Truth in every way.

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