Poem #25

“A Thorn in my Flesh” (#25)

O God, tell me, why do I have this problem in my life?
It seemingly never leaves-it always causes me strife.
Why does it stay there-a disease within my soul?
I know that when You came into my life, Your Spirit made me whole.
So why does it linger within-this thing that does me such trouble?
Whenever it comes around, I can’t help giving it a look double.
Then I remember what You said to Paul in 2nd Corinthians 12 verse seven-
You placed one in his flesh to guard him from life’s leaven-
The sin of growing too proud because of praise;
To remind him that those who are great, You raise.