Gratitude and the Expectation of God’s Goodness

Here are statements of gratitude shared by some of our members.

God has been very good to my family and me. I’m extremely grateful.  I’ve kept a log over the years of quick or significant healings through prayer as taught in Christian Science. Today I wrote my 175 entry into the log (regarding a chronically delinquent tenant that chose to move out). Prayer has healed many serious health problems, financial difficulties, and rocky relationships. God is good.


Psalm 100- Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

I want to thank Christian Science for the spiritual knowledge of God I have gained by knowing this Science of the Christ. I was healed from a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1977, through all the joys and the tears, the struggles and the triumphs, I thank the Great I Am that I am always learning about. God is the life of us all and that should be enough to be grateful for everyday.


I am grateful to know that “to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans), so I can always improve my experience by improving my thinking. It’s comforting to know that, no matter what the challenge is, God’s universal law of good is in operation.


I so appreciate the closing statement in the Thanksgiving Bible Lesson, from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, it states: let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine “powers that be.”

Earlier this year I gave a testimony regarding this statement and how it gives us an expectation for good, a reminder that God’s goodness is always present. I spoke of my gratitude for my children, having this understanding and expectation and demonstrating it. We know that we can rely on God/good to guide us in any challenge. Among my many blessings this past year was divine Principle at work guiding me out of a sense of chaos and anxiety. I am so grateful to know that we are citizens of God’s kingdom where we are subject to divine Principle, God’s love and goodness are always present and all powerful. This acknowledgement brings me peace for the days ahead.


I am so grateful for the many healings I have experienced through the practice of Christian Science. Knowing that God’s goodness is always available has been comforting to me in times of sickness, relationship struggles and financial issues. Whatever the need seems to be, I know I can expect God to meet that need. I am also very grateful for Mary Baker Eddy and her perseverance in giving Christian Science to the world. Through all her struggles and tribulations she never gave up. What a blessing!