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From the March 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal

SOMETIMES a sense of despair may seem to push us to the extreme point where, like Elijah in the wilderness, we may be tempted to cry out (I Kings 19:4), "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers." Shall we permit the distorted and discordant concepts of material existence to pressure us into believing, as they tried to make Elijah believe, that we must give up or let go? Surely not!

What is the solution? The Psalmist sang (Ps. 139:8-10): "If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." Yes, God, divine Love, will help us even there—even at the uttermost point of extremity.

Christian Science teaches us that the first step out of any difficulty is for us to turn to the Father, God, like humble children; to lift our thought above the false, unhappy sense of life as physical to our true and everlasting spiritual selfhood as God's ideas, reflecting the perfect and infinite Mind. Thus we can draw upon God for all that we need from moment to moment.