Topic: God’s purpose is to make you like Christ.
Third, God’s ultimate purpose is to conform you into the likeness of Jesus. Through adversity, God develops love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in
you (see Galatians 5:22–23).
He uses difficulties to get your attention, reveal weaknesses, remove pride and self-centeredness, increase your aversion to sin, demonstrate His faithfulness, prepare you for future service, and enable you to comfort others who are also facing adversity.