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Too often it seems as if life – at any age – is little more than a collection of tasks that need to be performed, an inevitable “daily grind.” But as a young dad and husband with a full-time career found, being more conscious of the presence of God, good, replaces stress with joy and makes one’s path forward clearer.
Here’s a hymn that could be considered a prayer: that all those around the world facing conflicts old and new can feel God’s presence with them.
Amid headlines on Brexit, trade wars, continuing Middle East strife, and extreme weather events, certainty can feel like a distant dream. But each of us can open our hearts to God’s unending goodness, which brings practical change for the better.
It often seems as if conflict and diversity – racial, cultural, or otherwise – go hand in hand. But recognizing one another as unique, valued members of God’s family brings harmony to our interactions.
When an injured foot raised concerns about her upcoming plans, a woman found powerful reassurance in the Bible’s promises of God’s goodness and love. The result was healing – not only of her foot, but of general trepidation about the future.
Positive thinking, “mind over matter,” or blind faith can only get us so far. Prayer that affirms and accepts our heavenly Father, God, as the one true Mind has a healing effect.
It can seem all too easy to return hate with hate in our views of those we feel are fostering hatred. But the world needs the opposite from us. When we mentally yield to the presence of God, Love, this chips away at hatred’s appearance of solidity.
Too often, an exchange of ideas becomes an imposing of one’s opinions. But letting God, Love, impel our thoughts and actions dissolves willfulness and self-righteousness that can hamper progress and harmony.
From fake news to “deepfake” audio or visual content, one’s identity and integrity can seem vulnerable to manipulation. But realizing that our purity as God’s children can’t ever be tampered with brings more integrity to light.
For a young man who was bullied in high school, gaining a spiritual view of his identity proved life-changing – and also brought lasting peace of mind decades later when feelings of victimization cropped up again.
People protest in Hong Kong on Oct. 11 against what they say is the abuse of pro-democracy protesters by Hong Kong police.
Grief does not have to overwhelm us when we lose someone dear to us. We can cherish the memory of all the good they expressed – goodness that can never be lost because its source is God.
When opinions clash, it can be hard to see past what we perceive as another’s faults. When a woman found herself in that very situation with a colleague, the idea that God loves all His children totally changed the way she saw this person, opening the way for friendship.
If we’ve forgotten something important or feel afraid that we don’t know what to do, we can turn to God as divine Mind for clarity that illumines the way forward.
Most of us long for greater peace and freedom, which can seem tenuous. But there is a divine Principle that we can turn to for healing and solutions that give us confidence in God’s love and care for all.
As we understand more of our innate freedom as God’s children, it leads us to greater freedom in our lives. A woman experienced this firsthand, gaining the courage to leave an abusive boyfriend as well as finding lasting freedom from feelings of shame.
Feeling anxious and ill after an evening event, one woman found inspiration in the Bible’s book of Job. It brought a God’s-eye view of reality that changed her thinking, lifting the anxiety and bringing healing that very evening.
When we are willing to go where God, Love, leads us, this opens the way for our lives to unfold in increasingly fulfilling and purposeful ways.
Deadlines can often feel like anxiety-inducing threats. But prayer can shift our perception to the idea of a deadline as a promise that we can witness God’s active goodness at every moment.
Struggling to make ends meet despite her best efforts, a woman turned to God for guidance. The result was inspiration that lifted her out of down-on-my-luck thinking and, soon afterward, into a whole new line of work.
With “war drums” beating in the Middle East, it’s easy to wonder, Can cycles of violence and revenge ever be broken? Here’s an article that considers the idea that God’s children are made to feel and express peace, not conflict.
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