Navigating chaotic times with prayer

I trusted that God, divine Love, would provide for us all.

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For the past few years, people in many countries have been living in a chaotic atmosphere. This has resulted not only from the COVID crisis but also from conflicts between governments and minority groups who feel marginalized and wish to assert their independence.

There are many problems to overcome, such as fear, lack, lockdowns, and incessant fighting. As a Christian Scientist who has experienced such circumstances, I have been praying to know that God, divine Principle, is the only one governing, and that therefore, despite the way things seem, everyone has whatever they need. There is no lack of necessary resources; there is no crying in our streets; and no one can suffer. No matter what appears to be going on, we can experience God’s government in order, peace, and abundance.

One day, separatist fighters in my country instructed everyone to stay home for 14 days because they planned a sit-down strike, and said we should buy enough food to last the length of the strike. People wondered where the money would come from to buy so much food at once and where the food would come from to last us such a long time. I prayed with this verse from the Bible: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (I John 4:18). I trusted that God, divine Love, would provide for us all.

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