The last few months have been extremely busy for me. Work has picked up; I’m nearing the end of planning for my upcoming wedding (only 5 more weeks to go). As I’m preparing to be a wife, I feel so unequipped to do this task God is calling me to. This season has had different “trials” than I’ve previously experienced in my life but the testing has been there nonetheless. Life has gotten busier, burdens are growing greater, cares are increasing and I’m growing more aware of my need for wisdom and dependence on God. I’m more aware than ever that I need His strength, provision and perspective. I’m constantly faced with the decision to trust in my own strength or to look to God as my Provider.
I was reminded today of the hymn “He Giveth More Grace” written by Annie J. Flint. She suffered with severe crippling pain, yet her perspective was on God to provide. I’m encouraged as I read these words, because they point me, not to her great faith, but to her great God.
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 your need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both you and your 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.
Let this be the song that comes from our hearts too… whether struggling with physical pain, the hectic schedule of this life, or some other trial that tempts to distract our focus from our God. His power has no boundaries. No matter what situation we face, no matter how overwhelming the obstacles may seem, God gives more. He is ever ready to lend a hand of comfort, strength, correction and help. Let us look to Him, for He is truly our great God.