“If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the supremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, — no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent?”
If an illness appears on the body, which is your first tendency—to believe it or to doubt it?
If a conflict erupts between you and another person, which is your first tendency—to believe relations are going to worsen, or to stay clear that the conflict is going to be quickly resolved?
Do you trust good more than evil, is the bottom line question?
Mary Baker Eddy’s quote above is thought-provoking. If God is omnipotent, supreme, why do we too often have more faith that something bad is going to happen, rather than something good?
Just because a problem appears, doesn’t mean it has to worsen. It can quickly disappear. Truth makes it so.
So, it might be healthy for you to make an honest assessment of where you place your faith—in good or in evil?
If your faith is in God, then when a problem appears, you will not be inclined to think it’s going to worsen. You’ll put your faith in the mighty presence of God to resolve that problem and make it go away.
Don’t doubt God’s power and presence. Doubt evil! And triumph over that evil.