Thursday, June 16, 2016


James Cash Penney (who started J. C. Penney stores) made some unwise commitments & became very depressed. He worried so much that he developed shingles.

He went to see his doctor who admitted him to the hospital, but his condition became worse. One night he was prescribed a sedative that quickly wore off & he awoke believing that he would die that night. He wrote letters to his family & fell asleep.

He woke up the next morning & was surprised that he was still alive. He heard people singing “God Will Take Care of You” in the chapel & went in. He listened to the singing & message with a heavy heart, but then something happened.

He later said, “I realized then that I alone was responsible for my troubles. I knew that God with His love was there to help me.”

He said that from that day forward his life was free of worry & it was all because he realized that God would take care of him.

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie. (

“Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere.” - Corrie Ten Boom.

1 Pet 5:7 (NABRE): “Cast all your worries upon Him because He cares for you.”

“We would worry less if we praised God more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” -  Harry Ironside.

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