Do any of us delight in our weaknesses and thorns?
Rev. Matheson says, "Teach me the value of my thorn." Matheson wants to value his thorn. Paul wants to delight in his. Neither of these, value or delight, are words we would associate with a thorn or weakness. But both Paul and Matheson confirm that thorns and weaknesses can be, and should be, valued and delighted in. Thorns and weaknesses add value to our story. But be thankful for them? That's tough!
We may be quick to thank God for the beautiful things. We thank Him for the roses, the chocolate cake, the life that makes sense to us. But what about the things that are not so beautiful and don't make much sense? What about the thorns and the weaknesses?
"For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses... For when I am weak, then I am strong." II Corinthians 12:10
What thorns are you thanking Him for today, and how will you allow Him to use them in your life?
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