And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
2 Corinthians 12:7 KJV
Thank God for all the troubles you must bear:
Infirmities that keep you from your pride,
The weaknesses that drive you to despair,
That thorn within your flesh that won't subside.
There's not much worse within than arrogance,
For it takes your attention off of Christ.
It makes you boast of your great competence,
Some dollar souvenir way overpriced.
And but for your affliction you'd be lost,
Your halo bound so tight to make you dumb.
Be grateful to be saved at any cost,
For weakness makes you strongly overcome.
If Satan buffets you with trials enticed,
God may be telling you His grace sufficed.