He Giveth More Grace
Annie Flint 1866-1932
Annie’s mother died in childbirth and not long after her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He took Annie and her baby sister to a childless Christian couple who adopted them.
Her desire was to be a teacher but she developed severe arthritis and was unable to walk. She was sent to a sanatorium but doctors could not help her.
Because of her painful swollen joints she often could only write a few lines of poetry at a time, Often people would donate money to her care after reading her poetry published in magazines.
She knew from personal experience what Paul meant, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
- He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase; To added afflictions He addeth His mercy, To multiplied trials, His multiplied 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