For Reflection/Discussion: According to Romans 8:29-30, what is God's ultimate, final purpose for your life? How does God use our problems to further that purpose? Can you think of ways that your past problems have corrected you? protected you? redirected you? perfected you? Which is more important to you: your happiness or your holiness? your comfort or becoming Christlike? Which is more important to God? What questions, if any, do these verses raise in your mind?