Elderly blind man said to God, I thank you Father for this thorn. I’ve always thanked you for the roses, but never for my thorn. - George Matheson. I need to accept my colostomy as a thorn in the flesh. Remember the words of the Lord, “My grace is sufficient.” Mr. Bruce prayed while I was in the hospital, God is faithful. Not has been or will be, but God is faithful now in this trial. One night after my surgery, I woke up in pain about 2:00 AM and began to really feel sorry for myself. However, as I began to pray for Tuzla, a boy blinded in Bosnia, my self-pity went away.