Letters on Spiritual Subjects
My Dear Friend,
Think it not strange, my dear friend, that troubles beset you on every side.
The world, since sin entered, has been a place of sorrow to the saints, from
the beginning until now. Remember that our dear Lord has said of His
followers, in the world they shall have tribulation, but that in Him they
shall have peace. Flee, my dear child, as a poor, helpless, perishing sinner
in yourself, unto Christ the mighty Savior, and commit your soul daily into
His hands, to be saved by Him from all sin and misery, unto all grace and
glory, and He will never cast you out, but receive and embrace you, to save
you to the uttermost. In Him you shall have peace—a delightful calm, when
storms and tempests beat around you. The dear Lord Jesus is "a hiding-place
from the wind, a covert from the tempest, the shadow of a great rock in a
weary land; and as rivers of water in a dry place" will He be to your
All is peace between God and that soul which believes in Jesus, that looks
unto Him for all salvation—all is peace even in the midst of trouble. All
things come from the God of peace, shall end in peace, and work together for
the good of that soul, to enrich it with grace here, and to enhance
its crown of glory hereafter. Therefore, my dear sister, believing
the love of God towards you in Christ, submitting to His dear will, and
blessing His holy name under all trials, labor to glorify God upon the
earth, and soon your little crosses
shall be turned into a great, an immortal crown in heaven.
The grace of Christ be with your spirit.