Never Give In
by Mary Beth Singleterry
During World War II, when England was on the brink of destruction, Sir Winston Churchill rallied the British troops with these stirring words: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” At this point, England changed the course of history by focusing on one thing—victory! And with renewed energy and determination, the enemy was overthrown. As Mrs. Eddy has proclaimed, “Victory rests on the side of invincible truth.” There is a well-known saying: “It is always darkest before the dawn.” Error would like you to give in, right when the victory is at hand. It would bombard you with negative suggestions. Kick them out! I remember one night driving on a country road in a very thick patch of fog. Almost all the cars were pulling off to the side. As I proceeded prayerfully along my way, in just a few moments, there was a sudden clearing. I looked up, and the stars were shining brilliantly. In the distance, city lights were twinkling. It was such a contrast to the foggy darkness I had just driven through. I thanked God for leading me on.
And so, my friend, never give up! You don’t know how close you are to victory! When a storm seems to enshroud you, sing hymns, thank God for His many blessings, remember past victories. The Father who cares for you without measure will never let you down. He will tenderly watch over you. Think on Mrs. Eddy’s comforting words: “We can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science. Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus’ words, ‘The kingdom of God is within you.’ This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present reality.”