Growing up he wanted to become a barber but his business failed.
J.C. Penney opened his chain of “The Golden Rule” stores in 1907. Three years later, his first wife died. In 1913, he incorporated as the J.C. Penney Company. In 1923, his second wife died giving birth to their son and six years later, in 1929, the stock market crashed and he lost millions.
By 1932, J.C. Penney had sold almost everything he had to satisfy creditors and was financially and emotionally broken. Devastated and crushed by the circumstances surrounding him and, due to failing health, he wound up in a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan.
A short time later, J.C. Penney left the sanatorium a changed man. And, at the age of 56, began the climb back to the top. By the time 1951 arrived, there was a J.C. Penney store in every state and sales surpassed the one billion mark.
- God’s way brought him out ready to lose his mind.
- God’s way gave him direction.
- God’s way gave him Hope
- God will provide for you in the time of Crisis.
Trusting God by taking what little you have and putting it into His hands shows God TOTAL TRUST. Then He can take that little and perform a miracle like He did with the loaves and fishes just because you put it in His hands. It’s safer in His hands than in Wall Street. Shalom!
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