I have felt the prick of thorns, upon my feet
As I walked about dressed, attired so neat
Have experienced a pain that seemed to stay
‘Til I stopped, looked, and began to pray, to my God
Through life, there are ups-and-downs that an individual encounters and experiences. The thorns that are poking and causing us pain are a distraction that is slowly wearing us down. There is no victory without an enemy. Ironically, it is through the enemy or challenges that make us even stronger and braver than before. Those thorns that keep poking and prodding us, while they may wear us down, may also stimulate and motivate us to get back up on our feet. With God by our side, there is no doubt that we will defeat and overcome the enemy with His grace. What doesn’t change is the fact that during the passing of challenges, we only become stronger and mightier than ever. 2 Corinthians 12:7 states:
“To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations. a thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan’s messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me, but he has told me, ‘My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness.’ Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah’s power may rest on me.”
The triumph that we have with God trumps over everything. As flawed human beings, we are subjected and vulnerable to many dangerous risks. In fact, we are actually powerless without God. If we do not have enemies to face, then we do not know how to stand up and fight against them. God has equipped us with all the talent and glory to show the enemy that we can overpower them no matter what.
May God Bless You All.