New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:8 besought the Lord thrice. Although Paul’s prayers and spiritual gifts had brought physical healing to many others, he could not heal himself. While God is often pleased to answer prayers for healing, it must always depend upon the will and purpose of God for the individual. In God’s infinite wisdom and in the light of eternity, it may be best in many cases not to heal, and we must be content, if that is so.