It isn’t that [men] can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th & 20th century English writer and philosopher)

Difficulties and trials in life are often quite complex. We jump to conclusions—not only in looking for quick solutions but, more importantly, perhaps, not carefully identifying the problem. Quick and simple answers may seem to be obvious, but more careful deliberation could lead to a more reasonable and helpful resolution. Be patient, pray, seek counsel; then act.

The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. (Proverbs 19:23)