"...I have been favored with an interval of ease. I never had so long and general an exemption from sharp trials. When I consider, and feel what I am, I am amazed at His forbearance. Surely, I deserve to be visited with breach upon breach. But His compassions are infinite. Yet, I must not expect to have always fair weather in a changeable world. I would desire neither to presume that my mountain stands strong, not yet to afflict myself with needless apprehension of what a day may bring forth. Oh! that I could improve the present, and cheerfully commit the future to Him who does all things wisely and well, and has promised that all shall work together for good."
- John Newton