God’s unending supply

There was a time when our family was destitute , as my husband’s business had failed. We were completely broke—without money to pay for food, clothing, or the mortgage. And we had two children. I had just embarked upon a full-time public healing practice in Christian Science, and my income was modest. Yet, I felt I should not leave this vocation. I realized this was my calling, to help people through prayer. 

While it would have been easy to blame my husband for our dire financial situation, I instead asked myself where I really believed my supply of good came from. Did it come from my husband, my work, money in the bank—or from God? As I prayed, I realized this was an opportunity to reject any suggestion of lack and to demonstrate God’s abundant supply through His spiritual ideas meeting the human need.

Deep down I knew this to be true: God is the source of all good and is the most reliable, constant, generous provider. The thought that I could be forced to leave my healing practice for financial reasons, or that our family could be left homeless and penniless, wasn’t consistent with my concept of God as infinite good. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that Christian Scientists have “enlisted to lessen evil” (p. 450), and I saw lack as an evil because it denies God’s goodness and perfect care for us. 

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