First Baptist Church of Columbiana
Understand God's Purpose for My Problems
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Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Series:Revitalizing Your Life   Passages: 1 Peter 4:12    Teacher: Dr. Michael Miller
Understand God’s Purpose for My Problems
Revitalizing Your Life—Part 6
 1.  God uses problems  to change us.
Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.  Pr. 20:30 GNB
 2.  God uses problems to test us.
The Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to
know what was in your heart.  Deut. 8:2 NIV
When he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.  Job 23:10 NIV
3.  God uses problems to teach us.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.  Ps. 119:71 NIV
As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard
of a child who is never disciplined by its father?  Heb. 12:7 NLT
 4.  God uses problems to protect us.
It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.  1 Pet. 3:17 NIV
5.  God uses problems to shape us.
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.  Rom. 8:28 NIV
God makes us like Christ:
 * Through the Word   *Through circumstances
Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance…so that you may be mature and complete.  James 1:2-4 NIV
Four things to remember when facing problems:
* God sees every problem I’m going through
* God can use any problem for my good
* God can change the situation in my life at any time
* God wants to change me first

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