Words of Light and Hope from Fran Neale, AWA
First, a verse from a card a friend sent me many years ago as I was setting out on a big adventure.
Before we think to ask, he gives,
Before we cry, he hears,
Before our feet began to walk
He planned for us the years;
His love knows all,
He understands our dreams, our hope, our fears.
Next , a verse from Timothy Dudley-Smith’s hymn based on psalm 121.
I lift my eyes to the quiet hills
To a calm that is mine to share
Secure and still in the Father’s will
And kept by the Father’s care.
Then, by Annie Johnson ‘Flint’…..
He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labours increase,
To added afflictions he addeth his mercy,
To multiplies 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.
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.