thorn in the flesh

everyone has ideas as to what Paul means when he talks about a “thorn in the flesh”. He means his eye issues … he’s talking about his guilt of killing people …. and so on. I like they dont talk about what it was. Cause its the idea behind it. I know a thing or two about this. And I hate it but i accept it.

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to [b]buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

For those new … here is a general link to whats been happening to me. I am a spoonie who has dealt with chronic pain all my life. Tomorrow (that is February 17th) I have an appt to see a rheumatologist.

I’m excited but i am very nervous. I have a tendency of not being heard. I have been led down so many directions i am honestly tired of this rabbit hole.

I want answers. I want to know why I am broken. I want to know how I can help these symptoms. I want to live a healthy life – as much as I can.

But you know what I want more?

For God to use this thorn in my flesh for His glory.

I ask Lord that you would use me for your glory. I hate this pain so much. I hate not being able to do certain things. I hate being broken. But I know you have a plan. So I trust you and commit my life to you.

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