When depression seems like it wants to stay in my mind
God comes through just in time
There’s a root cause for depression and sadness
Like something that’s needed but’s lacking in life
Or, something bad happened that’s causing strife
Or, something that is just not right


What’s lacking doesn’t come suddenly
The thorns jab at me periodically
Just as it becomes unbearably
God sends flickers of hope just in time for me
It lets me know God’s grace is sufficient
And He has my best interest in mind.

Something was bothering Paul. He prayed for it to go away. But presumably God just made Paul able to tolerate the situation. Sometimes problems don’t go away. But before they drive us crazy, God sends some sort of relief.

Scripture reference: 2 Corinthians 12:9 … My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness…