Topic: Joy, Jesus

“I doubt not but you likewise have your share of trials; but when the love of God is shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Ghost, it sweetens what bitter things the Lord puts into our cup, and enables us to say, None of these things move us.  Yea, the life of faith is a happy life, and if attended sometimes get a wound, there is healing balm near at hand; if we seem to fall, we are raised again; and if tribulations abound, consolations shall abound likewise.  Is it not happiness to have an infallible Guide, an invincible Guard, an Almighty Friend?”

John Newton, to Daniel West (June 2, 1772)

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