When hit by trouble, look for the gain.
It’s not always what the human mind is inclined to do, to look for something positive when negative is all around. But it’s a healing path to pursue.
God is infinite good. God is everywhere and at all times to be fully experienced. But a key point to understand is that God’s goodness is not felt through material sense. It’s discovered and experienced in spiritual sense.
Despondency, discouragement, despair, and their kin, are all agents of material sense. They are out of touch with spiritual reality and fail to feel God’s presence. They see darkness and reason to give up. They are enemy states of thought that need to be put off and replaced with spiritual sense.
And this is very doable, because each and every one of us have spiritual sense.
You have superb spiritual sense, by the way, in case you weren’t sure. It’s the way God made you.
When you watch TV, you make conscious choices about which channels to watch, and select accordingly. You can do the same with material sense and spiritual sense. You can make a conscious decision to not “watch” material sense, and choose to tune into spiritual sense.
So, when conflict looms, look for the blessing getting ready to burst upon your relationship with the other party. Ask, “What lesson in Love am I learning that will make me a better person and bless my fellowman too?”
If there is not enough money to pay the bills, ask, “What is God teaching me that enables me to demonstrate abundance and never see lack again?”
If struggling with a health problem, ask, “What is God teaching me about the true nature of health that will make be stronger and better than ever?”
There is always a spiritual gain to be reaped out of every challenge we face. It’s part of God’s law of progress.
The demands of Truth will never let us rest in a static position. There is always a demand to grow and learn more about spiritual truth. Challenges are often the means in which we are forced to grow and progress. So embrace them. Don’t fear them, run from then or dread them. Take them head on with a conviction that a huge gain is coming your way for mastering that struggle. You can learn a valuable spiritual lesson and become better for it.
Always look for the gain…and go for it!