Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given 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.” 2 Corinthians 12:7b-9a (NIV)
Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Have you ever been told something that is meant to be a secret? It can be a real privilege to be trusted in such a way, but it can also be a temptation to share the secret with others. Often we need some kind of a reminder of the trust that has been placed in us. May that wee small voice inside of us remind us to be worthy of that trust. May we look to physical reminders when we find that the wee small voice is hard to recognize from the noise around us. Sometimes, however, the secret is something revealed to us from above; it is personal and holds meaning only to us. At these times, may we be reminded that we can trust in the One who shared with us. May we be reminded, in one way or another, of the lessons learned. May we be humbled by the One who gives, but can also take away. In the end, may His grace be sufficient in all things.