problems

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future.” 
Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

obstacles & suffering to character & hope

There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what … With each step you take, you will grow stronger & stronger.” ~ Mark Hansen

. . . we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3,4