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

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renewing

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. . . . Romans 12:2

Wait

 

What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them…we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly.- A.W. Tozer 

Wait for the LORD; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Psalm 37:9

an Isrish blessing

May God give you – For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer. An Irish blessing

refuge

“When life’s problems seem
overwhelming, look around and see
what other people are coping with.
You may consider yourself fortunate.”

– Ann Landers

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm9:9