POWER ACCOMPANIES CHEERFULNESS

Many have witnessed the ameliorative effect of good cheer in dispelling discouragement, sorrow, and fear. However, the cheerfulness which has a lasting effect in lifting men from despair is not merely a philosophical acceptance of evil as unescapable and hence to be borne cheerfully. The cheerfulness that evidences power is a spiritual understanding of God's nature and the positive acknowledgment of His supremacy.

God made all, as the Bible states. Reasoning from a spiritual basis, we see that since God is good, His creation also must be good. Therefore evil of every type is actually unreal, an illusion, counterfeiting God and His universe, including man.

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