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Second Corinthians

This letter offers a great deal of personal insight into Paul's life that is not present in any other New Testament book. 

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Resources on this Scripture

What If You Struggle with a Permanent Disability?

Paul called his disability “a thorn in my flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). The downside of this “thorn” was the awful torment it brought. The benefit was that it kept Paul from being self-sufficient. The pain he endured forced him away from self-serving pride and toward an all-important discovery: “When I am weak, then I am strong” (12:10).

Questions for God About Special Needs

It was not until my own son was diagnosed with a mental disability and my niece’s daughter was born with Down syndrome that I began to feel more personally involved and impacted. I’ve started to think theologically about parenting and special needs. As a result I’ve discovered three questions that parents who have children with special needs often ask God.

Facing the Tough Stuff of Inadequacy: When the Truth Comes Out

Embracing your inadequacy is the first step toward accepting God's power. Embracing—not just admitting. Simply admitting means we retain a negative attitude toward our inadequacy. It means we continue to buy into the Original Lie from the garden: that we were designed to live independently of God. We were not.