2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NAS
Because of the
surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from
exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of
Satan to torment me -- to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning
this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He
has said to me, "My
grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."
Most gladly therefore, I will rather boast about my weakness, so that the
power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,
with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for
Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.