Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

no date (1677)

document 70021120

Our hearts do us more hurt than our worst conditions: for its our cares. murmurings(,) distrust of god undoes us. - Nothing can keep good from us but our sins(,) good breaks through all outward obstacles as in Jobs recovery. but sin makes our blessings curses If gods heart be towards us. though his hand be against us. it hurts not, sin does us the greatest mischief. yet no sin sensibly felt and truly bemoaned shall do us hurt, but rather good in making us cleave closer to Christ for grace. and watch our hearts more that sin may not get advantage. against us