Running away from our problems is a race you’ll never win. (Author unknown)

When you are confronted with problems, how do you respond? There are probably many ways you can go: ignore them, pretending they’re not there; try to see them as someone else’s responsibility, or face them with determination and effort to overcome. Knowing that you can’t successfully avoid problems, it’s best to seek help, if necessary, and face them head-on.

My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all! . . . Lord, hear my prayer! Listen to my plea! (Psalm 25:17; 102:1) We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (Romans 5:3).