2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
“There are three possible ways to pray when you are hurting: First, you can pray that God will give you and escape from the pain. That’s normal – in fact, that’s how drug stores stay in business!
Second, you can pray that God give you the strength to endure the pain. And that, too, is a natural response. If we can’t escape the pain, we can pray to endure the pain.
Third, the way we can pray is to ask God to enlist the pain in our lives for our good and for His glory.
If we pray to escape the pain, then we see pain as our enemy. If we pray to endure the pain, then pain is seen as our master. But, if we pray to enlist our pain, we see it as our servant.
We are able to find God’s grace to glory in our infirmities, that the power of God may be manifest in our lives.” – Taken from “Daybreak Practicing the Power of the Presence of God” by Adrian Rogers