Tuesday, August 7, 2007

He Giveth More Grace

He gives a greater grace…James 4:6

He Giveth More Grace
Words by Annie J. Flint

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials he multiplies peace.

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.

Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.

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

He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Isaiah 40:29

I don’t want to muddy up this post with a lot of my own personal thoughts, because I think this hymn and the accompanying scriptures stand very well on their own. (I guess that could be said of everything I write, but I’m feeling particularly compelled today to just let you meditate on these words.)

I am prompted to share this hymn today after reading a selection in Streams in the Desert last night. It spoke to me where I am, and I can’t stop thinking about it. The writer commented that in seeing this verse on wall hanging, he was struck with the verb “IS.”

And He has said to me, "My grace IS sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." II Cor. 12:9

God’s grace IS sufficient. Not will be, not can be, not if. It IS.

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16


Anonymous said...

How wonderful God's grace is! Thank you for the reminder that he gives us the grace that we need.

Nina Bell said...

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However, I am having problems finding the song on accomp. tape. If anyone that reads this could help me find the tape so I can sing it I would appreciate. I will be revisiting your page because I love it. I have it on my bookmarks. Thank you for this website and may God Bless YOU