John Newton (1725-1807) in his preface to “Olney Hymns” speaks of his unashamedness of the Doctrines of Grace.
The views I have received of the doctrines of grace are essential to my peace, I could not live comfortably a day or an hour without them. I likewise believe, yea, so far as my poor attainments warrant me to speak, I know them to be friendly to holiness, and to have a direct influence in producing and maintaining a gospel conversation, and therefore I must not be ashamed of them.
It is from Newton’s understanding of God’s sovereign grace that he penned the famous “Amazing Grace”.
I find great encouragement from Newton’s unashamedness of the Doctrines of Grace and hope this quote encourages you as well.