Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths .
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science and Health 494:10
If you’re facing a crisis
A Christian Science perspective
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No matter what the circumstances look like, I am learning that I can pause to pray with my whole heart and ask God to show me what choices to make regarding my harmony and stability. What looks like danger can become a turning point for something better. As we pray, crucial times in life can help us rise to new strength, fortitude, and vision. These qualities come from God, Love, who has created man – meaning men and women – in His image and likeness. The more I understand that divine Love is the victor in every situation, the more clearly I see that under His care, I also am victorious and not a victim, even if the market is in continual flux.
It was evident that Joseph’s love for God was unchanging in the midst of adversity. It was a love that identified God as the supreme power. When asked to interpret one of Pharaoh’s dreams, he acknowledged, “It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace” (Gen. 41:16).
God is always with us. As the Bible says, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14). A few verses later it reads, “The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.”
Divine Love is never at a crisis point; God’s creation is never at a crossroads of good or evil. God and creation have always been and always will be one, and always good. The prayer to recognize this inspires intelligent ideas and plans for solutions. It supports governments, countries, and individuals so they can consistently make better decisions about cutting back or spending for the benefit of everyone.
Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science as well as this newspaper, wrote in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” “Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take¨ (p. 392). A spiritual direction of thought starts the victory and brings positive outcomes. Does this moment feel crucial to you? Trust God, and decide for God’s irresistible law of good. It’s sure to meet the human need.
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