Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. (Psalm 40:5)
Annie Johnson Flint has a remarkable story of her love for God and her dedication to live her life for Him during some very difficult times. I encourage you to read Annie’s story. Annie did not let the difficult things of life weigh her down. She did not give up hope, she never gave into circumstances, and she always knew God would see her through. Her poems can be found at Home Makers Corner . And her story can be found at the following link Annie’s Biography. I promise that you will not be disappointed by either links. I tend to go back to Annie’s poems as often as possible and I am encouraged by her steady stand in the Lord. She did not waver. The poem below shares the vast thoughts of God. I pray it encourages and uplifts you!
How wonderful Thy thought, O God!
Though poor and needy I may be,
How high, how deep, how manifold,
Thy never-ceasing thought of me!
Thou thinkest more than I can know;
Thy gifts transcend my fairest dreams;
Beside the greatest of Thy thoughts
How small mine utmost asking seems!
Thou thinkest peace; the winds are lulled
And lash no more the billow’s crest,
And all the tumult of my soul
Is hushed into Thy perfect rest.
Thou thinkest joy, and I rejoice;
Even in grief I must be glad,
For when my lips can sing Thy praise,
My spirit may no more be sad.
Thou thinkest strength; I rise again
Where I had fallen in the fight,
And gird Thine armor on anew,
Strong in the power of Thy might.
Thou thinkest light; the clouds depart;
The starts shine through the deeps of space,
And then the dawn, and then the day,
The sun, and glory of Thy face.
Thou thinkest love; ah! God of love,
That thought in Christ embodied lies;
I see a vision of the cross,
And every selfish impulse dies.
by Annie Johnson Flint
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