God's Unerring Guidance

Declared unneeded at a time when employment vacancies of any kind seemed nonexistent, I was bewildered, depressed, and fearful. The outlook appeared black indeed. Domestic obligations worried me. Success and security seemed an unrealizable dream. To look around for another job seemed like seeking the impossible, for trade depression was widespread. An invitation to join with two friends as partner in a business venture appeared unwise and devoid of any possibility of success.

Having been introduced to Christian Science earlier and having learned a little of its teachings, I turned to God and prayed for comfort and guidance. Almost immediately prayer changed my mental outlook. The thought of calamity vanished, and I was brought to see that the circumstances were anything but a tragedy. Rather they were an opportunity to put into practice the business ideals I had cherished from my school days.

A new world opened for me, overflowing with genuine hope and confidence. My gratitude knew no bounds. Knowing I had been divinely guided, I at once accepted the invitation of my two friends. The wisdom of following this guidance was proved beyond any doubt by the eventual success of the venture—success even when the material conditions were forbidding and when the outlook could not have been more discouraging.

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Discovering Ourselves
February 21, 1976

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