“Till we seek our rest in Him, in vain we seek it elsewhere” by John Newton

“Until we are reconciled to God by the blood of Jesus, everything to which we look for satisfaction will surely disappoint us.

God formed us originally for Himself, and has therefore given the human mind such a vastness of desire, such a thirst for happiness as He alone can answer.

And therefore, till we seek our rest in Him, in vain we seek it elsewhere.

Neither the hurries of business, nor the allurements of pleasure, nor the accomplishment of our wishes, can fill up the mighty void that is felt within.”

–John Newton, Letters of John Newton, Ed. Josiah Bull (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1869/2002), 201-202.

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