Job, from The Bible, shows us an incredible example of searching and taking a stand for experiencing and understanding more of God’s presence and power.
Do we have thoughts coming to us that sound like Job’s “friends”? “You don’t deserve to be healed. You must have done something wrong. You’re a sinner.” (See the book of Job). We probably all do.
The book of Job shows us that we have the right to stand up for our innocence. Standing up to these thoughts isn’t a self-righteous thing, but a spiritual longing to see our innocence and freedom from sin and disease. Job hadn’t done anything wrong to deserve the pain that he was faced with. And ultimately reaching out to God enabled him to stand in the presence of God (to become fully aware of the Truth of His existence and power) so that Job was healed and saved.
What if we have done something wrong? Do we still have the right to be healed? To take a stand for our spiritual freedom Yes! Coming face to face with our mistakes and correcting them enables us to move past them. And this redemption comes from the basis of knowing, in reality, we are the spiritual, pure and perfect children of God, so it is natural to be healthy, live righteously and behave compassionately.
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.
This was certainly true in the case of Job. When enemy thoughts were all around, he was still able to discern his innocence and right to freedom. We can take that stand, too.
Christ, the universal message of Truth and Love, is present in thought to bring about healing.
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494