I’m sure that we’ve all had individuals say to us “Rest assured…”—in the context of a pledge of accomplishment or, perhaps, as a means of guaranteeing an outcome.
But have we thought about it as the perpetual promise of our Father-Mother God to each of us—His/Her spiritual children—that our God is always with us? Always available? Always there as divine Love to lift us from the dream of life and intelligence in matter to the reality of all-encompassing Spirit? A promise that never fails?
Mary Baker Eddy wrote:
The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history. (Science and Health, p. 470)
And King David realized (Psalm 139):
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Just the other night I was once again able to experience these blessed ideas firsthand while praying. I heard those sweet, healing, and reassuring words “Rest, assured”—words which took on a new meaning to me right there and then. I had been having difficulty sleeping due to a physical problem that was trying to assert its false sense of reality on my thought. When those words of comfort came, I immediately realized that I could rest—rest in God, rest in Truth, rest in Love—and feel the absolute assurance and security that, indeed, I was in God’s care and that all was well.
You might well ask how I had been praying and thinking just prior to that healing message coming. Well, I was focusing my thought and prayers on this statement from Mrs. Eddy’s No and Yes (p. 26):
God holds man in the eternal bonds of Science, — in the immutable harmony of divine law.
I was striving to gain a deeper spiritual understanding of the reality of God holding me and everyone in those “eternal bonds of Science.” In those bonds which are unchanging harmony. In those bonds which are a supreme law to all of God’s creation. To gain a deeper understanding that would not only heal me, but increase my ability to heal others.
And as so often happens, as we’re willing to take a deeper spiritual dive—a willingness that is God-impelled, whether we realize it or not—we do grasp a more substantial spiritual understanding of the absolute, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and omni-active Truth that Mary Baker Eddy brought to the world in her writings. The Truth that is the Word—the Word of God, Christian Science, that saves and heals humanity of all the ills that the flesh is heir to!
Those healing words brought to me an immediate and palpable sense of assurance and healing—as I rested in Truth, Life, and Love. In God!
And the same is true for you. Rest, assured!
Thanks Ken. Mary Baker Eddy understood so clearly your tender message of “rest, assured.” She wrote in Science and Health, “Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus’ words, “The kingdom of God is within you.” This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.”
Thank you, godcanhealit, and thanks for sharing the quote of Mrs. Eddy! 🙂