We have all experienced adversity in life and we would probably all agree that adversity is not something we look forward to or enjoy. Even though we don't enjoy the adversity that this life brings we need to remember that God is working all things together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. So for believers it worth exploring God's good purposes in the midst of adversity.

I.   Adversity helps us evaluate our spiritual condition. vs 5-6

II.  Adversity teaches us humility. vs 7 

III. Adversity teaches us to depend on God's Grace. vs 8-9 

IV. Adversity demonstrates God's power. vs 9-10