21 Jan God will take care of you…
I was greatly blessed and encouraged by this little story today:
J.C. Penny, who descended from a long line of Baptist preachers, was well on his way to establishing a successful career when the 1929 Great Depression threw him into crisis. His business deals turned sour, and Penny became overwhelmed with anxiety and insomnia. He developed a painful case of shingles and was hospitalized, but tranquilizers and drugs only made things worse. His mental state deteriorated until, as he later said, “I was broken nervously and physically, filled with despair, unable to see even a ray of hope. I had nothing to live for. I felt I hadn’t a friend in the world, that even my family turned against me.”
But one morning he heard singing coming from the little hospital chapel. The words of the song said, “Be not dismayed, whate’er betide, God will take care of you.”
Entering the chapel, he listened to the song, to the Scripture reading, and to the prayer. “Suddenly – something happened. I can’t explain it. I can only call it a miracle. I felt as if I had been instantly lifted out of the darkness of a dungeon into warm, brilliant sunlight.” All worry left him as he realized more fully than he had ever imagined just how much the Lord Jesus Christ cared for him. From that day J. C. Penny was never plagued with worry, and he later recalled those moments in the chapel as, “the most dramatic and glorious twenty minutes of my life.” He later became one of America’s greatest retail merchants. – Robert Morgan
God Will Take Care of You
Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you…
No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you.
Lean, weary one upon His breast, God will take care of you.
God will take care of you. Thro’ every day, o’er all the way.
He will take care of you; God will take care of you.
His grace helps to keep us, on the firing line…