Friday, April 24, 2009

7 reasons God allows trouble in our lives

Got this in another email. When the email came, I did not know who the author and source were but it sounded like a sermon outline. Well, recently, I found out that it was indeed a sermon preached by Dr. Riggs, the Pastor of Starlight Baptist Church in Winter Springs, Florida. So now we can give credit to the author of these excellent thoughts. (And, for those of you who are interested, CLICK HERE to view his church's website).

Grace is what God has abundantly and you and I don’t.
God intends to bring good out of our suffering.
Trouble is God’s heavenly sandpaper to smooth our rough edges

7 reasons God allows trouble in our lives
1. Get our attention --- 2 Chronicles 15:3
2. Strengthen our faith --- Psalms 9:9
3. To be a comfort to others --- 2 Corinthians 1:4
4. Keep us humble --- 2 Corinthians 12
5. To develop our character
6. Teach us how to pray
7. To teach us to look for God’s blessings in the midst of our burdens
Romans 8:28, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18