Dr. Peale spoke with a man before giving a speech one night. He claimed to have a life or death problem. NVP gave him three things for advice. 1.) Hang in there. 2.) The prayer-think formula. 3.) Be thankful that God has entrusted you with the responsibility of a great big tough problem. He saw the man later and he told NVP how well his advice had worked, so he made a sermon out of it.