Tuesday 6 September 2011

More grace

Most people have days when everything seems too busy and too complicated. I felt like that on Sunday: the start of term, dealing with a busy time of year in the garden, the increasingly frailty of the relative for whom we care. Just then, completely out of the blue, my husband had to go to the hospital emergency department. Thankfully, he was discharged and is improving. These verses, about God's power, were an encouragement and, I hope, may encourage others who may be feeling overwhelmed too.

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, 
He sendeth more strength when the labours increase; 
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace. 

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again! 

When we have exhausted our store of endurance, 
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, 
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father's full giving is only begun.

 Written by Annie Johnson Flint who spent much of her adult life disabled by arthritis.


  1. Beautiful poem, and I am glad that your husband is doing better.

    I also like your new look. Blessings!

  2. Annie's words are so full of encouragement. I like many of her writings. I hope life is settling down for you today and that your husband continues to improve. How easy it is to forget that, truly, His grace is sufficient. Thank you for the timely reminder.

  3. Trisha-I shall have to look out more of Annie Johnson Flint's writings.
    God's grace is sufficient-a glorious truth!