Desperate pleas

Paul experienced something awful in his body, which he called a thorn in the flesh, and he cried out to the Lord,

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me” (2 Corinthians 12:8).

Those certainly were not vain repetitions, but were filled with true meaning. Paul had a major problem, and he went to the One who could fix it, although in this case, the Lord had a reason for leaving it.

Let us learn though, that we should always consult the Lord about our problems.

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