I've made him stubborn, him and his servants, so I can force him to look at these signs, and so you'll be able to tell your children. (Genesis 10:1-2, MSG)
God made Pharaoh stubborn for two reasons: the first was make him look at the signs God sent. I'm focusing on the second: "So you'll be able to tell your children."
In the words of a song popular when I was in college, "if I never had a problem, I wouldn't know God could solve them."
Times God came through when all seemed hopeless--those are the stories God wants me to tell my children and grandchildren. There's the Christmas God gave us a microwave (important since we only had a stovetop). How about all those contracts I received just as an expense cropped up? Or when God gave us the apartment of our dreams?
If I hadn't known poverty, or illness, or homelessness, or grief--I wouldn't know how God could work in those situations.
In a way, that's why I started this blog: God has done things for me that I'm bursting to share with others.
I'd love to hear some of your stories, about times God has acted on your behalf.