June 24, 2018

Bible Point: God uses hard times to help us grow

Key Verse: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28

Just as Jacob grew through hard times, God can use hard situations in our lives to help us grow (Genesis 29:15-30). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:

1. Tell your children about a hard time in your life when you dealt with something that just didn’t seem fair. Explain what happened, how you dealt with it, and in the end how you think God may have been using that experience in your life.

2. Ask your children to tell you what they think is unfair or hard about their own lives.

3. Finish your discussion by reading Romans 8:28 as a family and think about what good might come from those tough situations.


God, help us trust that You’ll bring good from every bad situation. Teach us during our hard times and remind us that You’re in control. In Jesus’ name, amen.