Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Habitual Rest in God

A selection from a letter by Andrew Fuller, to his friend John Ryland, expressing joy in the Lord even though he had undergone a heavy trial. The letter was written December 21, 1801.

I have lately had another heavy trial. Yet, under all, blessed be God, my heart is fixed, trusting in him. I have seldom enjoyed more habitual rest in God, than of late. O how sweet it is to have no will of my own, but that of God! I know I have an interest in your intercessions, and those of many other dear friends.

The Work of Faith, the Labor of Love and the Patience of Hope: Illustrated in the Life and Death of the Rev. Andrew Fuller, by John Ryland, published by Button & Sons, Paternoster Row, London, 1818, p. 238.

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