Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. (Joshua J. Marine, author)

We don’t always welcome challenges into our daily routines. They’re often interruptions, and sometimes they can really upset our plans. But, as Marine suggests, if we were to see them not as problems but opportunities, we might discover that meeting them head on and “winning” would add luster and benefit beyond the routine.

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. (1 Peter 1:7)