As we prayed for God for insight in this personal problem of fear, loneliness, trouble and personal tragedies, we deliverately took it mind to take it to God word. We want to examine this problem from what God has to say about what may be happening to us! We turn to 2Corinthians 12:7-10,
["... 7 And by reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted overmuch, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, that I should not be exalted overmuch.
8 Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong...]
My mother in handy helping way wanted to clean the garage and donates some our stuff to charity. I thought that was wonderful. She had outlined all she wanted to give up and hers and mine. And I thought nothing of it. I thought of it as a great idea. I went and took a shower. And I don't know why it took me this way, but she only gave away a table I steemed and she kept all her stuff! I thought that was pretty practical in the thought in her vantage! And I was insulted in the Lord the disdain I remember we will have to face from those outside in this life...
And I was ticked off! Then I was so hungry and there was nothing prepared anywhere. And she with her apron on made scrambled eggs and two pancakes and new bottle of syrup she had brought. I did not know where to put my wrath. I started eating and way in the last bite of pancake, I realized that the Lord in his glorious grace took care of me that morning. I thought nothing of it the table 'we' had donated to the poor. And certainly the Lord came through for me this day. And then I knew that the Lord grace was sufficient for me with this 'thorn' that had come upon me...