1.God Uses Problems, To DIRECT You
Sometimes, God must light a fire under you, to get you moving. Problems often point us, in new directions, and motivate us, to change. Is God trying, to get your attention? Sometimes it takes a painful situation, to make us change, our ways.
2. God Uses Problems, To INSPECT You
People, are like tea bags. If you want to know, as to what is inside them, just drop them, into hot water! Has God tested your faith, with a problem? What do problems reveal, about you? When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy; because you know that these troubles, test your faith; and this will give you, patience."
3. God Uses Problems, To CORRECT You Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure.
It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove.
But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something... health, money, a relationship. .. by losing it. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws." 4. God Uses Problems To PROTECT U A problem can be, a blessing in disguise, if it prevents you from being harmed, by something more serious. Last year, a friend of mine was fired from his job, only for having refused to do, something unethical, that his boss had asked him, to do. That friend's unemployment, was a problem, but that itself saved him, from being convicted and sent to prison, a year later; when the actions of the Management of his previous office, were eventually discovered.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good...
5. God Uses Problems, To PERFECT You Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders.
God, is far more interested in your character, than in your comfort.
Your relationship with God, and your character, are the only two things that you are going to take with you, into eternity.
"We can rejoice, when we run into problems. They help us learn, to be patient. Patience, develops strength of character, in us; and helps us trust God more, each time that we use it, until finally our hope and faith, are strong and steady."
God, is at work in your life, even when you do not recognize it, or understand it. But it is much easier and more profitable, when you cooperate, with Him.
"Success can be measured, not only in achievements, but in lessons learned, lives touched, and moments shared, along the way"