‘To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.’
God even turns our failures into successes spiritually when we are willing to admit our failure. Pride always goes before a fall.
To fall is bad enough; but to fall and not cry out for help, or refuse to repent of your sin, is worse than the fall itself. Is your public image so important that you’re willing to continue on in your pitiful state?