Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Thorn

My God, I have never thanked you for my thorn! I have thanked you a thousand times for my roses, but never once for my thorn. Teach me the glory of the cross I bear; teach me the value of my thorns. Show me that I have climbed to you by the path of pain. Show me that my tears have made my rainbow.
George Matheson (1842-1906)
I have been meditating on this prayer for 2 months and it has offered me so much strength and gratitude. How wise to be thankful for your struggles, for it shows how much you trust in God. If you are struggling with something, please know that God is doing something mighty for you. He wants your salvation, He wants your love and trust and He wants to make you a splendor for HIS glory. Be grateful that He choose you, for He must see something special.


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  2. thank you for this post today jill, i really needed it...
    i am going to print it out and post it where i can be reminded!

  3. A very great post. I have a Chronic Illness so I live with pain, daily. It's important to see struggles as a positive and something to learn from. Thanks for sharing! Will be following you!

  4. I can only imagine how hard it would be to live everyday in pain. Missy-Ellen, please know I'm praying for you.

    Bev, your encouragement is a blessing to me. Thank you.

    Welcome new followers, it is my prayer that you'll be supported and inspired by this blog.