Demonstrate a bright future

August 25, 2020 | 24 comments

With all the news reports about outbreaks of the coronavirus in various places around the world, faltering steps to reopen economies, and uncertainty about what to expect months from now, it might be tempting to get discouraged about one’s future. But this will not happen when one sees his future in the hands of God, rather than in the hands of a virus.

God is the source of everything you need to be successful in the fulfillment of every right idea God is sending your way.

God’s help for you transcends any threat a virus may claim. It masters that claim and succeeds anyway.

Jesus Christ encountered numerous threats to his ministry as he preached the truth to people around him. He faced political and religious persecution, desertion, powerful leaders who wanted to kill him, and an endless stream of opponents who sought any means possible to stop him. But he triumphed over them all by knowing that God gave him everything he needed to continue in his ministry. He transcended the opposition.

We must do the same today with the pandemic.

The pandemic implies that there is an evil power bigger than God that can stop good from happening in our lives. But this is not so. Our good comes from God. A pandemic cannot come in between us and God. Just as Jesus went directly to God for the wisdom, guidance and strength he needed to triumph over all his enemies, we too can go directly to God for all the wisdom, guidance and strength we need to conquer the recent scourge and prove it powerless. With God’s help, we can master threats, prove them harmless, and march on more successful than ever.

So, spend no time worrying about the future. It’s in God’s hands. Focus on making the most of today.

Prove your God-given dominion to be successful in whatever God is leading you to do. God’s support for you is full and running over! Prove it.

“If one would be successful in the future, let him make the most of the present”
(Misc. Writings, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 230).

24 thoughts on “Demonstrate a bright future”

  1. Again, thank u Evan for your words of wisdom and timely reminding us to lean on Him who is our only hope of safety in this world. I have relied on it my entire life. Third generation, my children the fourth, and my eldest sons 4 year old little girl Beatrice the fifth, thank divine providence. We are surely blessed. Thanks to God!

  2. Thank you Evan! Yes , God gives us a life without fear no matter what others are saying. We don’t have to be afraid to open up the Schools. The children are ready to be back in the classroom they are waiting to learn and they are protected, the Teachers are ready to teach and they are protected. They are supported by God always, There is no animal magnetism that can stop this from happening. This is right this is now let’s prove it.

    1. It really helps me and others to see our band of good thinkers that is ready every day to take up the good thoughts and go forward. Even practitioners get a bit tempted to see no progress in defeating a lie! To know the oneness of all mankind in God’s manifestation of His children, renews my strength to take up our united prayer against the nothingness of matter and it’s claims. Thanks to all good thinkers. Well done good and faithful united workers. We are winning because our God is in the midst of us !

  3. Mrs Eddy says. ‘We own no past, no future, we possess only now.’ My pg12.
    There is no ‘time ‘ in spiritual being..we live in the Now! The beauty of this is that everything God blesses us with must be ours to express and reflect Now also. We must see and prove the joy of Life wherever or whenever or with whom we can.
    Spirit View makes us think rightly every day, so thank you Evan. There always seems to be such loving thoughts here . Thank you contributors.
    ‘Universal Love may be seen where International fear seems to be’
    This is a line from the lecture referred to yesterday ‘ The Science of being Unafraid’…❣️

    1. Barbara I appreciate your very uplifting words. Can I ask what you mean when you say My pg 12, is My an abbreviation for one of Mrs. Eddy’s books? Thanks.

        1. Thank you Kate. That’s right. I’m over the moon as my hubby has been up in the attic and found my Mother’s Hymnal, Prose Works and a Concordance . Wow what a find . Now I can study more comprehensively and no guess work in the quotes.

  4. I work in a school system, and there is much concern, but the teachers want the children to return and the children need to return. We are doing NTI – remote learning, kind of like a zoom meeting and the children love it! “Prove your God given-dominion to be successful in whatever God is leading you to do”. Thank you so much for these articles Evan, they are a great inspiration to read every day!

  5. Thank you Evan, for focusing us on the Now, which is all there really is. There is a well-know book by Ekhart Tolle called The Power of Now.

    Mrs. Eddy said, “Never ask for tomorrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help: and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment.” (Misc Writings p.307)

    God does not exist in the past or future, but we can always commune with Him right in this moment. All the power and support of God we need to rely on is here, Now. So grateful for these strong and comforting truths. Blessings to all!

  6. Spiritual understanding is not human intellect. Though it be true that human intellect is responsible for the scientific advancements of mankind, without spiritual understanding the sense of community would not advance beyond that tribal inclusion. Truth would have no universal significance and true growth would be limited to the tribal doctrine of the time. We think that all experience is subject to the physical senses, but then what is man without spiritual growth? Where would faith reside in whole of individual experience. Throughout history man’s most significant advancements came from the trials of faith and spiritual understanding is rooted in this faith. We should beware of the all-too-human reliance for it would deaden faith for current doctrine of the tribal community. Thank you Evan for you most valuable post to support our spiritual growth.

  7. I love the idea of transcending opposition. I will let that thought simmer. It is helpful. Thank you!

  8. Evan, Thank you so much! This is very helpful. The Kingdom of Heaven and perfection are here and now… everyday. What more could we ask for? This is helpful for every claim on which we may be working. Evil has no power. Blessings to all.

  9. Renis in Phoenix, Students & teachers may be ready to go into classrooms, but unless they are ALL spiritually minded and conscious of God’s constant protection, then they are subject to material thinking and its effects. As I understand it, get into the boat with the Christ, then invite all the classroom with you. When you are then all together in this consciousness you will be protected .

    1. Yes, and additionally we can all hold and cherish the Truth that God is keeping all the teachers and students and staff safe in His loving arms. We can know the truth for them. Seeing God’s children loved and protected and cared for has a strong effect in demonstration. Love to all SV family!

  10. “God is the source of everything we need,” and, our Good and all Good is comming from God right to us where we need it!
    Thank you very much dear Evan for these and all your comforting, uplifting and healing spiritual views of the situations needing healing!
    Thanks also to today’s interesting and inspiring comments!

  11. This Bible version of Matthew 6:34 seems to fit with Evans blog today:
    “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (The Message)
    Thank you Evan and all who commented.(=

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