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Purpose and a Promise

In The Meantime  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Sometimes God does not remove our thorn but reveals himself in the difficulty.


What do you do when there’s nothing you can do?

I’ll never be happy again.
Nothing good can come from this.
There’s no point in continuing.
In The Meantime
God is not absent, apathetic or angry.
2 Corinthians 12:7 NLT
7 even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.
My POWER is sufficient for you, for my GRACE is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
Embracing your inability is a prerequisite to experiencing Christ’s ability.
2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT
10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
In order to...
I was given a thorn...
A gift with a purpose and a promise.
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