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Hope in hard times
Whatever the circumstances, we can prove for ourselves, and for the benefit of humanity, the reality of God's constant care for man.
Recently I heard a conversation between two concerned business people. One of them said, "What in the world is this world coming to?" His complaint was a familiar sentiment in challenging times.
It's not surprising that people become discouraged, and even feel helpless at times to lift themselves out of the rut of negativism. But are we helpless, even in the face of the most complex difficulties?
World conditions today might lead us to think that great changes must occur before we ourselves can experience more prosperity, more peace of mind. Yet the Bible speaks of working out one's own salvation and points clearly to the beneficial effects of an individual's change of thought to a more spiritual basis. As we do this, outward conditions will improve in our lives. No matter what we are dealing with—a sick body or a sick economy—we can do something about it by purifying our own consciousness. Why? Because what we experience is really a manifestation of thought. It's somewhat like a movie screen, which shows the picture projected on it.
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from the Editors
You can take it with you!
The power of Christ in relationships
E. W. Gutelius, Jr.
Progress, and redeeming our unredeemed strengths
Donald R. Rippberger
Hope in hard times
Margaret Coleman Brown Poyser
Progress—"the law of God"
William E. Moody
The angels of healing—sweet and tough
Mary Metzner Trammell
"It was because we prayed"
Asher Stephen Jones
"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed...
Betty Jean Kistler
About a year ago, when I picked up my son from the baby...
Roberta D. Janson