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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August 9, 1993

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