30 reasons for Tough Times

30 reasons for Tough Times

1. To shape our virtue (James 1:2-4)
2. To eliminate rebellion (Hebrews 5:8-10)
3. To deal with our pride (Daniel 4:28-34)
4. To “force feed” our faith (Mark 9:22-24)
5. To lift our eyes above circumstances (Mark 4:38-40)
6. To make us like Christ (Romans 8:28-29)
7. To purify us from evil (I Peter 4:1-2)
8. To break destructive habits (Romans 6:5-7)
9. To induce repentance (James 4:4-10)
10. To repay evil (Esther 7:5-8:2)
11. To stabilize emotions (Hebrews 12:3-7)
12. To correct wrong priorities (I Samuel 3:12-14)
13. To correct wrong direction (Jonah 1:1-13)
14. To correct wrong thinking (Numbers 12:1-15)
15. To develop intimacy with and dependence upon Him (Matthew 23:37-39)
16. To make a moral object lesson for others (Acts 5:1-11)
17. To create an environment for miracle (Numbers 21:4-9)
18. To demonstrate divine power (John 9:1-8)
19. To teach an unforgettable lesson (Luke 15:17-20)
20. To instill wisdom (Matthew 26:69-75; Proverbs 19:25, 29:15)
21. To purge superficial motivation (Jonah 4:1-11)
22. To vitalize sluggish spirituality (I Corinthians 5:1-5)
23. To develop toughness (II Timothy 2:3-7)
24. To prepare for spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13)
25. To increase personal and ministry fruitfulness (John 15:1-8)
26. To protect from worse times (Hebrews 12:7-17; Proverbs 13:18)
27. To give us a lasting gift (Luke 6:20-26)
28. To create rewards and honor (Hebrews 11:32-40;II Timothy 2:12; Romans 8:17-18)
29. To generate thanksgiving and praise (Exodus 14:10-11 w/15:1-22; I Peter 4:13)
30. To enhance the Glory of God (John 11:1-6)

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this! I have saved this list to look back on. Thank you 🙂

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