2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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.8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 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. 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.
I have concluded the spiritual significance of my suffering, of my weakness. I have been given this thorn, bc I struggle with priorities. I struggle with saying no to people. Paul struggled with arrogance; I struggle with putting God first.
And so, in asking God to take this away, I hear His gentle voice, "Sarah my grace is sufficient for you; my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more in my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me. For when I'm weak, I'm strong... In Him.
So as I learn to seek my Lord first, I then serve my husband and then my children, and then others. And The Lord blesses me, my spiritual walk with Him. He fills my spiritual soul with joy and gladness despite the physical limitations.
Do I think The Lord can take all of this away? Absolutely! Do I think he will? I haven't concluded. But I do know that my God knows what's best for me and I choose to follow Him and His leading. I truly thought the food allergies would be my life, but God said, "I want to heal you!" And I believed Him! And HE DID!
I will boast all the more in my weaknesses. I feel so strong in The Lord because He makes me strong. He is using all of this suffering for His glory. All the gold and silver in this world doesn't even compare to that!
This is what the LORD says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the LORD.
I choose to boast in The Lord.