To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NIV84)
My favorite Bible hero was Paul. Even though he started out being a zealous Jew (going so far as to murder Christians), he ended up writing the famous Epistles. He also mentored Timothy, who is one of my Biblical role models.
The story of Paul shows us that God is truly omnipotent. He worked in Paul’s life. Have you let Him work in yours?
Follow up: Listen to Matt Redman’s “Your Grace Is Enough”.