Suffering and God's Will
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12–4:19
Message Title: Suffering and God’s Will
Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19
What Hard Times Do In Our Lives:
1. Develop our character
- Trials expose where your hope is
- “Maturity in the Christian life is measured by our ability to withstand the tests that come our way without having them shake our foundation or throw us into an emotional tailspin.” - Chuck Swindoll
2. Bring us closer to God
3. Lead us to self-examination
- Hard times force us to decide where we really stand and what we really believe.
4. Teach us to entrust ourselves to God
- You can’t always change your circumstances, but you can always entrust yourself to God.
- Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes it’s jewels with.