It is so clear: do not focus on outer conditions. They are but a reflection of what is going on on the inner plane. I cannot change outer circumstances directly – I must change what is going on within me.
Emmet Fox states in his essay Be Still, “When things are going wrong declare constantly that you are not going to be afraid or intimidated by any outer condition… God is my refuge…”
And when the outer doesn’t quite match what I’d like, and inner change has not yet taken effect, I am glad to be reminded of what Florence Scovel Shinn wrote, “I am under Grace and not under Law.”
“Regardless of conditions in the world around me, I look for the good and trust God for right results.” – Daily Word, October 7, 2009