Therefore, to keep me from becoming overly proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from the Adversary to pound away at me, so that I wouldn’t grow conceited. Three times I begged the Lord to take this thing away from me; but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me. Yes, I am well pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties endured on behalf of the Messiah; for it is when I am weak that I am strong.
There are things in our lives that humble us, make us feel less than what ADONAI would have us be. Things that if left unchecked almost convince us that we deserve death forever for the sins that we have commited. Even Sha’ul great evanglizer to the Goyim had such. Yet it once we put our full trust in ADONAI and accept that Yeshua’s sacrifice redeems us to Him. Those very things that kept us from God become the bedrock of our testimony of salvation so that others may see the light of life in our lives. Lord keep me in Your will, let me dwell on Your Word and live as You would have me live as a servant for You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.