The Bible Provides Many Reasons For Why We Suffer

  • So God may show us how much we want what He wants  (James 1:3).
  • So God may motivate us to follow Him (Hebrews 5:8).
  • So that we might be a comfort to each other (2 Corinthians 1:6).
  • To keep us from doing our own thing that could hurt us (2 Corinthians 12:7).
  • So that we might point others to God’s amazingness (1 Peter 4:16).
  • So that we may identify with Jesus a little more (Philippians 3:10).
  • So that our faith might grow a little stronger (1 Peter 5:10).
  • So that others would see us and be compelled to follow us to Jesus (2 Timothy 2:10).
  • To make us an example of what a life entrusted to God looks like (Romans 8:28).
  • To move others to pray and depend on God for what only He can do (2 Corinthians 1:10-11).
  • To train us to go to God first for help (Psalms 30:6-7).
  • To give us a special experience of God’s presence and an amazing story to tell others (James 4:6-7).
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