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Moment by moment with God

From the November 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I awoke dreading the day. I was facing responsibilities that I wasn’t looking forward to. It felt as though I was heading into an endurance test, and I needed inspiration to get me through with grace and love. 

I thought about this Bible verse from Psalms: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (118:24). I then thought about how God knows our need before we call, and supplies whatever we need—inspiration I’ve gained from a hymn (see Laura Lee Randall, Christian Science Hymnal, No. 342). Next, my thought moved on to the opening sentence of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. vii).

Even with these helpful and inspiring thoughts, the whole day still seemed too daunting to handle. Then, the sweet message came: “This is God’s moment.” Instead of thinking about a long day, I could think of having God’s help moment by moment. I immediately researched the word moment in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and was reassured by this passage: “Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 307).

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