9/11/19: 2 Corin 12:1-10; Psalm 55:1-23; Proverbs 23:4-5
Pages have been written on what was Paul’s “thorn in my flesh,” including epilepsy, vision problems, malaria, Malta fever, spiritual weaknesses, false teachers, etc.”
In this life I do not think we will ever know for sure. But what we do know is that Paul, through Christ, set an example for us all.
2 Corinthians 12: 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
We all have weaknesses. And whether they be related to areas such as physical/mental health, financial, family relationships, etc. we can all still serve the Lord, knowing that he understands and can take our frailties along with our strengths and help us serve Him.