You are not hidden from God
March 6, 2014
Does it ever feel sometimes, that God doesn’t see you? You’ve prayed and prayed, and still there’s no response? Maybe He’s busy, or you’re too far down His list? Or worse, you’re just not worth His time?
Let me reassure that you are not hidden from God. Sometimes though, our views of God – or of ourselves – obscure Him from us, so that we can’t see what He is already doing on our behalf. Mary Baker Eddy says about that “It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.” (Science and Health page 390)
You see, God is Love: the New Testament is filled with confirmations of that fact. Not just loving, or loveable, although He is both. But Love itself, filling all space. So the more we know about that awesome infinite Love, Love that is omnipotent, the more we realize that we couldn’t possibly be overlooked by God. Coincidentally, the more we know about divine Love, the more does our problem simply dissolve away. Because we can’t hold on to a view of ourselves that no longer fits with what we’re learning about God. There is a direct correlation between knowing God/knowing ourselves as His image and likeness, and healing.
Again, Mary Baker Eddy says, “We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God.” (ibid p.258) So if your view of God is limited and small, your view of yourself falls into the same definition.
The Apostle Paul tenderly reminded the Colossians, “…your life is hid with Christ in God.” (3:3) Don’t you think that’s the absolutely safest place to be? And about as close to God as you can get? You’re definitely not out of His field of focus there!
God, divine Love, infinite Spirit, knows you inside and out. He made you, He cares for you, He directs you. And as we lift up our thoughts, hearts, and lives to Him we are healed. Because we see Him as He really is – which means we see us as we really are.
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.