II Corinthians 12:7-9 — “Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh…” Perhaps the most difficult part of the coronavirus pandemic has been dealing with the changes that have been forced upon us. The pandemic has taken away our “normal life” and that’s what we want back! This desire for normality can lead to much frustration, anger and despair.
The Apostle Paul had to deal with something that changed his life and he too wanted his normal life back. As we consider his experience, we find vital help in dealing with the changes to our lives. We are reminded that God’s grace is sufficient for whatever God’s providence brings to pass.