“[T]oday I speak of trust. Observe how the thought patterns of worries and concerns of all kinds seem to assault you again and again. These concerns come, in fact, from beliefs contrary to trust.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
How do we eliminate worries and concerns? We trust God to take care of us! As many of us know, “trust” is the first and most important attribute of a teacher of God. This from the Manual of A Course in Miracles. So it stands to reason that when we have progressed and can call ourselves “teachers,” then in our trusting we will see worries and concerns just drop away. If we are tied up in knots, we can’t represent God well. And we can’t do our spiritual tasks well, either.
It is hard to get started on the path toward trust. But as we open more and more of our lives to God’s action in us, each next step becomes easier. And we see the results in better living. No longer tangled up, we walk happier, joyfully, and we accept life as it is without adding to our discomfort by worrying about what is happening.
We all face adversities. It is not the fact of what we face that is important, but how we face it. We can dip low and feel sorry for our misfortune, importuning God to take away our troubles, or we can lean on Him, legitimately, asking for help in bearing up under the burden. We do have this choice.
And this choice is enough.