What to do when times are tough

September 23, 2011 | 6 comments

When times get tough, don’t throw in the towel, as the old cliché goes, but throw out the error!
Lack, pain, disease, despair tempt people to give up and to quit trying to succeed.
“There’s no use in going on any longer,” the tempter whispers or screams into the ear of the unwary.  “Just throw in the towel and quit the effort,” it continues to argue.
But don’t listen!  There is no end or limit to the good God causes to happen on your behalf.  Let the boundless goodness and love of God sustain and prosper your efforts to do right.
Don’t throw in the towel.  Throw out the error of belief!  Go forward with God’s help and succeed.

6 thoughts on “What to do when times are tough”

  1. Evan, your message this morning is exactly what I am needing to see. Thank you for these very timely and helpful encouragements. I deeply appreciate what you are sharing through God’s many avenues of Love.

  2. I have been dealing with a physical problem for several months now which seems to keep getting worse. Many times I have been tempted to just throw in the towel cause I don’t see any real improvement. How do we go about throwing out this error? I feel lost in my study in Christian Science.

  3. Anonymous, I hear you! But mine has persisted for several years. Don’t be discouraged by that, though! Yes, often discouragement sets in and sometimes very negative suggestions-all contrary to my well-being. Recently I gave in to some of them and sank very low. A friend told me to stay in the light–a very good suggestion for it turned my thought back to where it should be.

    I have decided (again) to take each fearful thought and address it with truth–thought by thought. The suggestion that I’ve always listened to is that was too difficult for me. I would like to, as I have so often read in testimonies, declare a certain truth–and poof the problem is gone. Hasn’t worked that way, yet every bit of truth I know, and even if I don’t feel that I ‘know’ it, but still holding thought to it, must be having an impact or I honestly don’t think I would be here. So I’m beginning again and knowing that progress is being made even though it often seems quite the reverse. I try to keep in thought that progress is a law of God.

    God must be blessing our efforts and I pray that not only you and I, but everyone finds their peace in divine Love–sooner rather than later.

  4. God bless every one of us that are so earnestly praying to “throw out the error”. Progress is a law of God and thought is being leavened! All our efforts to express and know the wholeness, the holiness of our identity are working to bless mankind, individually and collectively. I try to remember that it is the tempter suggesting that it is such are work. Gods work is done.

  5. To above wondering about what to do…

    Eddy wrote that when trials get tough, they are an opportunity to deepen our love and strengthen our faith. This is an on-going effort for me, but a couple of ideas it suggests is that when evil seems real, I need to ask myself, “Do I love the truth more than I fear the evil? What am I putting faith in–the evil or the good?” And about faith, “Where is my faith, in the problem getting worse, in belief that the problem is real, or in God’s omnipresent good, in unfailing health, in eternal life?” And honestly answering these questions gives me a better toehold on what to pray about next and how to go deeper in my prayers.

  6. Declaring the Truth through God’s continuing love and protection seems it is not coming through, but I am struggling with casting out the fear of the unknown or material medical suggestions.

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