Poverty Can Be Overcome

Poor people often lack sufficient education and skills to make a living wage or to improve their economic position. Some lose their jobs when machines take over. Others may find themselves at the mercy of unscrupulous employers, merchants, and creditors. When all human means have failed to break the grip of poverty, is it possible to overcome it and become self-sufficient?

Yes, by turning to God for help one acquaints himself with Him, feels His presence, and experiences His unfailing care and protection. We read in the Bible, "The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not." Isa. 58:11; God, infinite Love, keeps His promise.

Someone may say, "It's a fine promise, but it doesn't apply to me. I'm poor and hungry." It does apply. According to Christian Science, God embraces everyone in the infinitude of His love. He excludes no one. It is not Love's design that anyone be destitute and go hungry. The Bible states. "The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works." Ps. 145:9;

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