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A thorn in the flesh

Pablo Martinez

Student / 2010

Understanding, helping and ultimately finding victory in situation of chronic suffering.

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‘When I am weak, I am strong’ God’s grace and the strength of weakness

Pablo Martinez

What difference does God’s gracious purposes make to my suffering? Could I ever ‘boast about my weakness’?

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Acceptance: the key weapon for defeating the enemy

Pablo Martinez

How can we ever accept our suffering? What does acceptance mean and what doesn’t it mean? Why is this the way forward?

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Wrestling with God and with oneself

Pablo Martinez

How do we react to suffering, within ourselves and towards God? Why do some find suffering strengthens them while others experience a crisis of faith?

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Identifying the enemy: Paul’s thorn and ours

Pablo Martinez

What is a ‘thorn in the flesh’ and in what different forms can we experience it? How does this help us understand God and human suffering?

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