In our complicated society, we have come to believe that there is a pill for every ailment, both real and imagined—from heart disease to simple worry. A great many people are practically living on tranquilizers. Take these away and they would literally go to pieces, but then they can take a tranquilizer and the brain is dulled and the powers of concentration are dulled and there is a feeling that all is well. The only thing wrong with this is that it is a false illusion. Nothing has been done for the cause. The tensions, the pressures, and the causes for worry are all still there.
There is a better remedy. God has a real tranquilizer—the Holy Bible. The Bible has stood the test of time and abuse. Time and time again it has been proven true and trustworthy. Why not read its pages and apply its remedy to your life? God’s word, properly applied, can get at the cause of your tensions. When the cause is removed, you will not need artificial remedies.
However, if the Bible is to benefit you, it must be used and used properly. It cannot help by lying on a table. It must be studied systematically and with a receptive heart. In Studying the Bible, we must be of a stable mind. James says, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything.” (James 1:6,7).
The Bible holds forth hope for the sin-ridden soul; peace for the troubled mind, and a haven of rest for the storm-tossed traveler. Why not try God’s tranquilizer? Jesus said, “…Seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” (Matt. 7:7).