It is not only possible for you to not be alone, but probable. LGBT people are everywhere and even in the midst of a bitter political and religious struggle, I had been surrounded by people who were a lot like me. The thing is, time always has to pass for you to be able to see anything in hindsight. Maybe you’ll find that you’re better for the troubles you went through, and maybe you’ll even think it was worth it.
—Courtney J. (Provo, UT)
It Gets Better Project
‘I am not alone’
A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
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How can a child of a loving Father-Mother God ever be alone? God’s love cares for all.
A psalm that has comforted many people for years describes the mothering and fathering of God in this way: “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (91:4).
In the middle of a raging storm, Jesus was asleep in a boat while his disciples were afraid for their lives. When they woke him up, he confidently commanded the storm to be still, and it stilled (see Mark 4:35-41). He proved that there was a divine power far stronger than the storm. He exhibited total confidence in the supremacy of God’s spiritual laws over storms.
The Apostle Paul wrote: “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God” (Rom. 8:38, 39, New Revised Standard Version).
God is always with us, caring for us, in whatever “boat” we find ourselves. As the reflection of infinite Love, we cannot for a moment become separated from this source of complete care. Our protection comes from recognizing this special relationship we have with our Father-Mother God. God does care. He loves us enough to create us in His own image, after His own likeness, in the image of His love.
As children of God, it is our divine right to claim the safety that is ours. This is not blind faith grasping at straws, but an understanding that God is good and is always with us.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:1, 2, 4, 11
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