Monday, November 26, 2007

And When We Grow Weary

I am so grateful today for the gift of encouragement, for something as simple and powerful as the kind note of a friend that unveils what is obscured by busyness and points me back to the faithful and steady work of God in my midst. When we have exhausted our store of endurance, He gives and gives and gives again! - Sarah Angell

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. - Annie J. Flint