Paul faced many hardships during his many ministry trips. Beatings, imprisonments and a particular "thorn of the flesh" were his constant companions. Even though Paul suffered constantly, he had an amazing ability to see past the hardships and focus on the prize - eternity. He took Jesus at His word and served Him wholeheartedly, even through the worst of circumstances.
1. Do you have a "thorn of the flesh" that is an issue for you?
2. How are you dealing with it?
Challenge: Paul is an amazing example of working through adversity. In and through all things he praised and exalted Jesus for what He has done. He believed that Jesus did things for a reason and trusted Him even in bad times. (Psalm 34:18-20) Can you say the same of yourself?
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