Accept the demands of rightness

God's Care Is Sufficient

One thing should remain absolutely clear to us, no matter what circumstance we face or what the arguments are on the side of discouragement and dismay: God's love for us has not lessened, and His provision is sufficient to meet any need. It may be necessary to doubt the wisdom of our own ways or our current success in following God's way; but to doubt that God's way is available and that His love is at hand to fully bless our lives—that we need never do!

Anyone who has relied on the truths of Christian Science has had proofs of God's sufficiency. It is not at all surprising that the way of progress requires continued proofs. What was accomplished yesterday or last year remains as a reason for great gratitude and contributes to the basis for our faith today, but it does not relieve us of the necessity—we should say the wonderful necessity—of meeting the demands of this day in the demonstration of God's care.

The need to demonstrate the truths we have known and proved is not a punishment but a call to more fully use what we have at hand. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil." Science and Health, p. 233;

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Harmony Is Always
September 25, 1976

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