Be Not Dismayed

J C Penney was a classic American success story. Starting with a tiny store in a small town, he built a retailing empire that stretched across the nation and made him a very wealthy man. However, years later he went through a period of chronic anxiety, so much so that he was admitted to hospital. One night, convinced he was about to die, he wrote farewell letters to his family and lay down for what he thought would be his last sleep. But he was awakened by the sound of singing. He followed the sound to the hospital chapel where people were singing the hymn, “Be not dismayed whate’re betide, God will take care of you.” He said later that something happened inside him which he couldn’t explain, except to say that he felt the presence of God and the assurance He’d always be there.
And we’ll find it too, if we take the time to look for it.

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