According to Journal Epidemiology and Community health, people who thought they had experienced the worst injustice were 55% more likely to experience heart attack than people who thought life was fair. The most likely people to complain that life is unfair include, people who must rebuilt their homes, those that are alone, people with a skin disease, disabled people, woman, the poor and the overweight. Many say life is unfair to me, or life is unfair to all. People who feel wronged can really take it to heart. How do we handle a seemingly unfair situations in life ? How can we ensure that our purpose and motivation in life is not dimmed by problems of life. What spiritual resource are available in Christ when our physical body fails us ? Let us Lean:-
I. EMBRACE YOUR WEAKNESS: DON’T BE EMBARRASSED OF IT. (2Cor 12:7)
Paul’s struggle to accept his physical condition is heightened in the light of the Corinthians Church.
They were carnal, childish and conceited believers.
They were obsessed by visions, signs, wonders and miracles (v.12)
The Apostle tells them , he too, can boast about knowing in expressible things, things than man is not permitted to tell (v.4).
There is legitimate boasting allowed by the Bible. e.g., glorifying in God (Rom.5:2, 5:11, I Cor.1:3, Gal.6:14) ;Persevering faith (Rom.5:3, 2 Thess.1:4)
Bad boasting in the Bible includes bragging about the law (Rom.2:23) boasting of works (Eph.2:9) and boasting of tomorrow or longevity (James 4:15-16)