“It is a comfort to think that in our several changes and movements, the same Lord is present with us all. If we are in the path of duty and follow as He leads, we may depend on Him to do us good.
Every good is connected with His favour. He will withhold nothing from us but what He sees we had better be without. And we shall meet with nothing but what He will overrule for our benefit.
Oh, how pleasant to lean upon an almighty arm, and to commit ourselves without anxiety to the guidance of infinite wisdom and love! Hitherto to the Lord has helped us.
The enemy has often thrust sore at us that we might fall. But the Lord has been our stay. And as mercy and goodness have followed us all our days, each Ebenezer we have already set up is an encouraging monument to engage us to trust Him to the end.
For this God is our God for ever and ever! He will be our guide even unto death, and beyond death, to the land of life and joy, where we shall hear the voice of war no more.
I commend you and your family and friends to His gracious care.
I am, my dear madam,
Your obliged and affectionate servant,
–John Newton, Letters of John Newton (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1869/2007), 85-86.