In 2 Corinthians Paul talks about a thorn in his flesh, although the Bible never tells us what this “thorn” may have been.
I am referring to 2 Corinthians Chapter 12: 7-10: 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.” 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.
I have a thorn and its called migraines. Now, please understand! I am not comparing myself to Paul, not at all!
I woke up early yesterday morning with a migraine. Once the migraine takes hold in my eye, well, I’m a gonner! I woke up about 2am with this thorn in my head. I’ve tried hot packs, cold packs, icy rubs and heat rubs. I have a massage wand trying to get to “that” spot. Of course, if I knew where the migraine spot was located, I would immediately go to its place of origin.
But, alas, migraine thorns have their hidden agenda. The headache runs its course, with help from migraine medicine. But even taking the needed medicine has to wait until the headache subsides enough. Waiting for its due course of time until the medicine will not come back up.
I have asked the Lord and my husband, bless his heart, tries to intercede on my behalf. But, so far, the Lord says My grace is sufficient for you and His power is made perfect in my weakness. So for today, I am boasting in my weakness in order for Christ’s power to rest upon me. For when I am weak, then I am strong.