Embracing Our Thorns

image by Alphonse Karr

image by Alphonse Karr

If I look at a thorn,

with the mere eyes of man,

I will tend to panic,

beg removal again.

But if I can slow down,

and allow myself weak,

then my true Source of strength,

is the One whom I’ll seek.

Of my mighty Savior,

in weakness, I need more,

of His strength and power,

all that I’m searching for.

So, I pray I delight,

in the trials that come,

knowing that He’s alone,

the victorious One.

His grace is sufficient,

He is all that we need;

to conquer our trials,

we come on bended knees.

(Responding to 2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Thank You for the thorns that keep us humble and dependant on You.  Forgive us for trying to stand in our own strength, and help us to remember that Your strength is far greater than ours.  May we embrace our trials and difficulties as opportunities to learn how to draw closer still, to You, our Strength and our Comforter.  May others see the greatness of Your grace that is granted in our lives, and may that be what draws them unto You.  May Your power be made perfect in our weaknesses, so that Your glory may be seen more clearly.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

11 Comments

  1. Beautiful! I love the ending:

    His grace is sufficient,
    He is all that we need;
    to conquer our trials,
    we come on bended knees.

    Your poems and devotions are such a blessing! Thanks so much for sharing them. :0)

  2. Beautiful articulation of this! I was planning on Soaping the same passage, but switched last-minute. 🙂 Thank you for articulating this concept so wonderfully!

  3. I really loved that ending too! Thank you for blessing us and helping us today! God bless YOU!

  4. “May Your power be made perfect in our weaknesses, so that Your glory may be seen more clearly.” Yes Lord!

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