Today I want to use 3 PASSAGES ALL HELPING YOU TO KNOW WHY YOU SUFFER … each a decade apart and each written to people in Rome
I. You must know that God’s Word says that He uses all events in our lives (including trials) to make you more like Jesus Christ (Rom 8:28, 29)
Paul knew that the “thorn in the flesh” was to keep him humble
Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
II. You must know that God’s Word says that He uses the various trials in your life to mature your faith (James 1:2-4)
Two other passages that teach parallel truths are: 1 Peter 1:6, 7 and Romans 5:1-5
? Why do we struggle so much on not knowing?
“I have to see it to believe it.”
We want to see something
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.