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2 Corinthians 12: 7-10 - Lord, Please Remove My Thorn! Is This Your Request To God?

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 - And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  

LORD, PLEASE REMOVE THIS THORN! IS THIS YOUR REQUEST UNTO GOD ON TODAY?

What do you do when you are facing problems that you cannot solve?

In all of our lives, there will come a day when we all have felt as if we have reached the end of our rope concerning a circumstance or situation in our lives. We are not exempt from the test and trials of life just because we are Christians. Apostle Paul declares in 2 Timothy 3:12- yea and all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Job 14:1 14 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Let's listen in vs# 7 - And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Paul here is saying that not only did God give him this thorn in his flesh, but there was a reason for Him doing it. This thorn was a messenger of Satan, that tormented him. "Torment"  happens in the mind where our thinking and reasoning takes place. The reason was to keep Paul humble, so that He may not think highly of himself that he ought. 

Paul requested of God 3 times to remove this "thorn." What was Paul's thorn? We do not know, but we do know that whatever it was, it tormented him! God did answer Paul, but not with the answer Paul expected. The same with us! Just because God does not give us the answer we are looking for, does not mean he did not answer. God knows what is best for us. He knows our beginning, our middle and or end.

Whatever your "thorn" may be on today, God declare these same words to you and I that is found in Vs#9-And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being your strength in your time of weakness.

I love you all with the love of Christ!

Debra