“Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, FOR THIS REASON, to keep me from exalting myself there  was given me a thorn…”- 2 Corinthians 12:7

Troubles are to be a springboard for us to talk to Jesus! Anything “bad” that happens we often blame the devil. But God was behind the thorn for Paul, not to do him harm but to help him. The “thorn,” was not for punishment but for prevention, Divine purpose and Divine provision! To help him…

  • Help him that he would not fall to spiritual pride.
  • Help develop humility
  • Help him so that he would look to Jesus in prayer.
  • Help him to understand that the Lord had said to him, “my grace is sufficient for you, power is made perfect in weakness.”
  • Help him to know Jesus would give him Himself.
  • Help him to pour grace into his life. That Power, favor, kindness bestowed upon him to influence his life.
  • Help to know that Paul’s weakness was not the way it would end, but that Jesus would supply power for weakness.
  • Paul was helped greatly through his hurt.  

He was helped to such an extent, he gloried in his weakness, because of the power of Christ that supernaturally strengthened him continually.- {Read 2 Cor 12;7-10}

Power greater than pain! {v 10}.