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From the February 1947 issue of The Christian Science Journal

At a time like the present, when the world seems steeped in unrest, beset with uncertainties and perplexities, and when mankind seems mesmerized by a sense of confusion and helplessness, many turn to the Bible for guidance and glean from its inspired pages assurance of God's loving direction. Probably few passages in the Old Testament have been more widely read and studied than the familiar and encouraging verses from the book of Proverbs ( 3:5, 6 ): "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.