Morning Thought: See the wisdom in your weakness. God permits some pain in your life to keep you walking in his power. No matter how hard you try, some ‘bindies’ cannot be removed – they are stuck. These thorns keep you humble and hungry for God’s grace. Instead of relentlessly trying to rip out the thorn, run to your Rock of Refuge. He has the help and deep healing you need. “To keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh…I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And he said, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Cor. 12:7-9).