“Hide yourself under the shadow of His wings.
Rely upon His care and power.
Look upon Him as a physician who has graciously undertaken to heal your soul of the worst of sicknesses, sin.
Yield to His prescriptions, and fight against every thought that would represent it as desirable to be permitted to choose for yourself.
When you cannot see your way, be satisfied that He is your leader.
When your spirit is overwhelmed within you, He knows your path: He will not leave you to sink.
He has appointed seasons of refreshment, and you shall find He does not forget you.
Above all, keep close to the Throne of Grace.
If we seem to get no good by attempting to draw near Him, we may be sure we shall get none by keeping away from Him.”
–John Newton, The Works of John Newton, Volume 2 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1988), 2: 147-148.