I will say this: because these experiences I had were so tremendous, God was afraid I might be puffed up by them; so I was given a physical condition which has been a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to hurt and bother me and prick my pride. Three different times I begged God to make me well again.
Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities. Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite happy about “the thorn,” and about insults and hardships, persecutions and difficulties; for when I am weak, then I am strong—the less I have, the more I depend on him.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Living Bible (TLB)
No one is greater than God. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit - all One. We will understand this better one day when we see Him face-to-face. And one day we will see Him for this is a promise to everyone, whether we accept it now or not. "EVERY knee shall bow. . . ."
In the meantime, we must appreciate His gift of grace with humble adoration. And just in case we forget to do this, He has placed in each of us "a thorn" that helps us to remember that we are weak and limited in our power and abilities while He is not. His grace is sufficient for every need. Trust Him.