The Thorn in Your Flesh

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“The Thorn in Your Flesh”  2 Corinthians 12:7-10

 The Apostle Paul battled with some aggravation or disability in his life which he called a “thorn in the flesh.”  He repeatedly asked the Lord to take it away, but instead the Lord used it to teach him some valuable lessons.  How should we handle the thorns in our lives?

Seek God in it.

  • “Three times I pleaded with the Lord …” (v.8)

Seek Grace for it.

  • “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you …’” (v.9a)

Seek Glory through it.

  • “Therefore I will boast (glory) all the more gladly about my weaknesses …” (v.9b)

Seek Contentment despite it.

  • “That is why, for Christ sake, I delight in weaknesses …” (v.10)