What God Hath Promised – A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint



God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower- strewn pathways
All our lives through;

God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

God hath not promised
We shall not know
Toil and temptation,
Trouble and woe;

He hath not told us
We shall not bear
Many a burden,
Many a care.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer,
Light for the way,

Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.

Annie Johnson Flint

I have enjoyed this poem both personally and as a speaker for many years.  I first heard Dr. J. Vernon McGee read it on the radio.  Later I found it on a card.  I have referred to it for my own life and used it in numerous sermons.  Through the years several people have asked me for copies. 

I hope it blesses and encourages you like it has me and others around me.

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Pastor, Church Planter, Evangelist and Consultant in Chandler, Arizona. Licensed by Second Baptist Church in Lamesa, Texas. Ordained by Trinity Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. Youth Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Irving, Texas 1985-1987. Pastor at Dixon Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas 1987-1999. Pastor at Wellspring Church in Chandler, Arizona July 1999 - July 2009. Currently serving as Executive Pastor at Highland Terrace Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas. Available for Pulpit Supply, Interims, Evangelistic Crusades, Revivals, Bible Conferences, Seminars, Pastoral Consulting, Church Consulting, Capital Campaign Consulting, and Conversation over a Coke Zero.



  1. is this on weebly? says:

    ummm…this poem is recquierd in our school to memorized but i got the other one whos cutted out.so i got 70 in my grades…awww man..google searching is embarrassing!!!!but this one is perfect!

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  2. Rendall Gray says:

    Someone really needs to republish her work. I believe her poems could be a great blessing to many sick and hurting folks.

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  3. Fritz E. Young, JR. says:

    Since my youth, I have loved Annie’s song, “He Giveth More Grace”. As I have read about her life and music through the years, her thoughts are truly encouraging and edifying, especially to those who may be passing through testing times in their lives. Now that I am a retired minister, this song means even more to me. I have also shared it with numerous congregations where I pastored or preached. I agree with her last words, “Everything is going to be alright.”

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