“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 12:7-10, NIV).
Do you ever get tired of the enemy attacking you? I know I do! However, this Scripture teaches us that even spiritual warfare has a beautiful purpose in our lives. It’s precisely when these difficulties come that the Holy Spirit will show up in dazzling glory to empower us. In other words, the more the adversary comes against us, the more glory we will be privy to!