Three Reasons God Allows Adversity

Acts 9:1-8


God allows adversity, anguish, trials, tribulations, and heartaches to be valuable lessons of experience in our lives. These adversities can bring us to a higher level of insight and understanding. They can also change our perception or view of the world around us and our relationship with God. Adversity can also lead us to change our behavior.

The Lord is the ultimate teacher and we should look to him for the meaning or the lesson he is giving us from adversity. First we have to be willing to acknowledge that the adversity that we are going through can bring about something positive in our lives. We need to remember that God desires for adversity to have a good and beneficial purpose in making us more like Jesus Christ. With all of this in mind we can ask ourselves a question when adversity strikes: What reason may the Lord have for this adversity in my life?

God Allows Adversity For Three Reasons:

I. God Uses Adversity To Get Our Attention

II. Adversity Leads To Examination.

III. The Effective Lesson Leads to Change in Behavior

Questions for Thought: