The certainty of God's provision

God does care for our needs. Through prayer we can prove this, even when the financial outlook is bleak.

Have you ever faced the challenge of looking for a new job? If not, maybe you've had an unexpected expense that put a strain on available funds, or felt anxious as you considered the amount of money needed to pay for a child's college education or for your own retirement. A big discrepancy between supply and demand is something most of us have had to deal with in some form.

In moments of uncertainty about the future, the thought sometimes comes rushing in, "If we could only invest a little more every month," or "If we could only pay off our mortgage," or "If we could only get ahead." The desire to accumulate assets, to save for the proverbial rainy day, is one that understandably permeates modern society. In response to this yearning, students of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, have found it helpful to be reminded of certain basic Biblical truths. "God is Love," the textbook says, echoing the Scriptures. "Can we ask Him to be more?" And later in the same paragraph it asks: "Do we expect to change perfection? Shall we plead for more at the open fount, which is pouring forth more than we accept?"

The desire to be free from insecurity about one's resources—both present and future—is natural. And we can begin to find an answer to that desire through a better understanding of God's nature as infinite love, as the actual source and sustainer of our being.

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Second Thought
June 29, 1992

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