If and when a horror turns up you will then be given Grace to help you. I don’t think one is usually given it in advance. “Give us our daily bread” (not an annuity for life) applies to spiritual gifts too; the little daily support for the daily trial. Life has to be taken day by day and hour by hour.

- Letters of C. S. Lewis
St. Augustine says “God gives where He finds empty hands.” A man whose hands are full of parcels can’t receive a gift.

- Letters to an American Lady