At four o’clock one morning, I was alone in the dark waiting for a taxi to take me to the airport. Before the taxi arrived, I tripped and fell on a step in the patio. I heard a snap in my foot as I hit the ground, and there was a lot of pain.
Instead of feeling frustrated and fearful when something goes awry, I’ve learned from my study of Christian Science that we can rely on our heavenly Father, who is always caring for us, to show us the way. The Bible promises: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6).
I obediently turned in prayer from what appeared to be a dire situation and trusted God to give me the inspiration needed to resolve this issue. The writings of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, explain that spiritual man—the true identity of each of us—is created in God’s own image. As the expression of God’s goodness, man is always perfect, complete, intact. And because God is always governing His creation harmoniously, man is never subject to accident or injury.
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