Some time ago, a friend of mine had an experience which, even as it has helped me, may help others; so I pass it on with that hope. This friend was then living in a small town, and a certain circumstance came up which necessitated quick and decisive action in order to set many conditions right. She was a little puzzled over the question as to what course to pursue, and anxiety creeping in left her at a standstill. She went to a neighboring city to a friend who she felt would give her the needed advice, and on arriving at his office she quickly told all the story. He remarked, "What are you going to do about it?" and she, in the same excited tone, said, "I do not know; that is just what I have come to you for." He looked at her a moment very quietly, and as quietly said, "Draw nearer to God." In speaking of the incident, she said she then felt all the worry, anxiety, nay, more, the responsibility, drop from her, and they talked quietly and discussed the best steps to take.

Many times since I have thought of this incident, when oppressed by a sense of darkness or puzzled over some problem, and vexed with the question, What am I going to do about it? Again there comes, quickly and distinctly, this answer, "Draw nearer to God," and could a better be found? We need not wait until the way seems to clear itself, but right then and there, in the midst of our worry and anxiety, we may draw nearer to God; and in so doing, no matter what our problem may be, we shall find the worry and doubt, doubt of the all-power, all-presence of God, dropping away from us, and we shall know that divine Love surely meets all our needs.

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