April 30, 2011

Sufficient Grace by Ruth L. Snyder

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 (Public Domain)

     I was driving one of my sons to Edmonton for some medical tests. The dark pre-dawn sky mirrored my emotions. My son had two long days of testing ahead of him. I wondered if he would cooperate and do his best. Behaviour issues and inconsistent achievement at school had convinced me to look for help for him. Would the people administering the tests be understanding and helpful? Or would my son and I be judged?
Ruth L. Snyder
     The soothing words of Annie Flint’s hymn streamed out of the stereo and poured over my troubled spirit. The sun began its ascent to proclaim the beginning of a glorious new day. It was as if God Himself wrapped me in His loving arms and whispered, “Peace. Be Still.” I reveled in His presence and understood that no matter what happened, He would be with me.
     There are times in life when we have to cling to the truth of God’s Word. All around us we see darkness. It feels like light doesn’t even exist. But God is there. The storms of life will come and go. But Jesus is the same – yesterday, today and forever. When we can’t go on, He will carry us. His grace is sufficient - always. (2 Cor. 12:9)

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  1. Love the words to this hymn, Ruth. Thanks for sharing it. I pray the tests prove to be fruitful and that your son will get the help he needs.

  2. Sufficient... grace more than enough! Time after time I've found it so and glad to learn it's your testimony too.

    Always loved that hymn too!

    Expecting good results........

  3. Great reminder of a great hymn. thanks Ruth.

    Children's problems are harder to face than our own. We pray your son is finding the help he needs.

  4. Thanks for your concern and prayers. God is teaching us to take one day at a time and to allow Him to love our son through us.


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