Paul shares some very personal information to the Corinthian believers in 2 Corinthians 12. He refers to a "messenger of Satan" that inflicted him with a "thorn in the flesh." Most of us have heard that before, but the struggle is in his prayer. He asks God to remove the thorn (whatever it is) and God responds in a way that is seemingly uncaring and unloving. However, when given a proper perspective, it is clear that what appears to be God's uncaring response is actually His loving provision. In this suffering, we can all relate to Paul.