“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”James 4:6–8
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater
He sendeth more strength as the labors increase
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.
Annie Johnson Flint was crippled by arthritis and unable to hold a job, so she supported herself by writing poems, many of which were set to music and became beautiful hymns. The words to her song “He Giveth More Grace” are taken from Scripture, but they are also drawn from her painful experiences.
The story is told that a friend in the United States sent a record of this song to a missionary serving in India who had grown tired and discouraged. She put the record on her record player and began to listen. When the song reached the chorus, the needle stuck on the line: “He giveth and giveth and giveth.” Over and over she heard these words of encouragement. Her hope renewed, she went back to her work with a joyful heart, knowing that God’s grace was sufficient.
While we know that our salvation is all because of God’s grace, there are times when we lose sight of the vital role that grace plays in our daily lives. We are not able to face the challenges and overcome the obstacles in our own strength. We need a fresh measure of God’s grace day by day—and He provides it to us, just as He provided manna day after day to the Children of Israel while they were in the wilderness. Each need for greater grace is met as we rely on God’s strength rather than our own.– Daily in the Word