1. provide a lesson in leadership. (7)
Two sides of leadership
a. the leader must have the ability and confidence to lead
b. others must be willing to accept and submit to that leadership
Every obstacle we face is a chance for us to grow.
2. teach us to build our faith. (10)
Small victories over minor problems build our faith for the big challenges.
It is for our good to have to go through some inconveniences and difficulties.
3. enable us to experience God's power in the present. (16)
God chose to have events coincide to demonstrate His power and care for His people.
When two events coincide, it is almost always because God is at work.
God may be doing something in your life that could never happen were it not for those problems.