Paul wanted a natural ‘physical healing’ until God told him just how “GRACED” he already was. AMEN!
It’s the season of gift-giving, and often even before the gifts are opened; people are somewhat measured by the size or shape of the gift. We often say “it’s the thought that counts” but many times that’s not true – it’s the gift. So we want big packages, expensive wrappings and so forth. But such an attitude begs the question: How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected? He is the giver of “every good and perfect gift,” so it really should not matter in its size or presentation. And best of all God delivers them to us everyday at just the right moment. This should make every day exciting for us.
“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13