Problems I

Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them. (Steve Marshall, American writer)

Did you ever have a problem-free week? Or even a day without problems? They can cause us to clam up and not move to do anything at all. But, if we move to solve the problem, resolve the conflict, or handle the unpleasant situation, we will be taking a great step forward to make the day successful. What a relief! What happiness when we don’t avoid but solve the problem!

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)