Many troubles turned out all for the best. They forced me to learn from the Bible. Truth from the Word of the God means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine. 

 (Psalms 119:71-72 My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

 [72] Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver)

Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat us or develop us – depending on how we respond to them.

Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in our lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.

The Very First thing when any PROBEM comes  is to Pray about it and request fellow brothers and sisters to Pray about the problem. Whether, it may be health, jobs, office issues, relationship issues in family and outside. Pray and fast fervently to know the God the seriousness about the issue.

There are many types of problems, immediate, short term, long term. So for the immediate problem; Keep praying earnestly and take some small actions our-self and from other believers, having peace in the heart. For the Short term problems Pray to the God to show us the areas we need correction and where we need to take small steps because ultimately the Lord Jesus Christ is going to have solution for the us.

For the Long Term problems or needs, Pray to the Lord, seek Lords Grace and guidance that which steps shall be taken so that the Long term problem shall be resolved by sowing today the Word of the God, getting the Holy Spirit guidance, confirmation from 2-3 people, having peace in the heart, strategic planning, obedience to the Word of the God, Lords Jesus Christ Grace for sowing the seed in the Kingdom of the God!

(Luke 6:38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”)

Also keep on praying that there may be a problem, so pray about; first thing that the Lord give me the strength to tackle the problem or I Pray that you solve the Problem and I will keep the patience

Here are some ways God wants to use the problems in our life:

1] God uses problems to DIRECT us – Sometimes God must light a fire under us to get us moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.” 

(Proverbs. 20:30 Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart)

2] God uses problems to INSPECT us – People are like teabags if you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God ever tested our faith with a problem? What do problems reveal about us?

When we have many kinds of troubles, we should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test our faith, and this will give us patience.

(James 1:2-4 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

[3] For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

[4] So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing)

3] God uses problems to CORRECT us – Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something – health, money, a relationship – by losing it.

It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws.

(Job 36:15 But by means of their suffering, he rescues those who suffer. For he gets their attention through adversity.)

4] God uses problems to PROTECT us – A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend of mine was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem – but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when his boss actions were uncovered.

(Genesis. 50:20, You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people)

5] God uses problems to PERFECT us. – Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in our character than our comfort. Your relationship to God and our character are the only two things we are going to take into eternity.

We can rejoice when we run into problems they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. (Romans. 5:3-4, We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. [4] And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.)

Here’s the point: God is at work in our life – even when we do not recognize it or understand it. But it’s much easier and profitable when we cooperate with Him.

6] God uses problems to drive out FEAR within us Fear is a force that seeks to suck us under its waves and draw us to the depths of despair or trap us in a whirlpool of never being enough. 

David certainly identified with fear in (Psalm 55:4-5, 7:  “My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me… I would hasten to my place of refuge from the stormy wind and tempest.”)

Fear can take many faces and be the driving force behind good as well as evil. Even the good that we had accomplished had been done because of fear: fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of not being enough or being too much, fear of judgment, fear of pain… the list goes on and on

Fortunately the Word of God gives us multiple examples showing us the way out of fear. As we familiarize ourselves with the God of the storm–the God over fear–He gently leads us out of fear and into faith. When a sea of fear is raging around us, He shows us the way out. 

Do not FEAR because God has not given the Spirit of Fear, but of Power, Love and Self-disciple.

(2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.)

7] God want us speak to the PROBLEM and face there may be a problem, so pray about; first thing that the Lord give me the strength to tackle the problem or I Pray that you solve the Problem and I will keep the patience

Like (Mark 4:37-41 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. [38] Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” [39] When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. [40] Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” [41] The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”)

In this passage, Jesus has just come away from a full day of teaching and training. 

Oftentimes after I have spent a day of powerful teaching and equipping, the enemy rages around me telling me things like “you failed, you missed the mark, you didn’t represent Jesus well.” Fears start to swell up in my mind and overflow into my heart. Like the disciples, I can easily focus on the waves. However, we have learned the benefit of looking at Christ who was completely at rest. In fact, “He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow.” 

Jesus was resting in the boat while the disciples were trembling in fear. He rose up at their request and calmed the storm by speaking to the wind and the waves: “Peace, be still.” He spoke peace and peace came, not only to the wind and the waves, but also to the people in the boat.

When we let the Prince of Peace arise in us and speak to the storm, things calm down. 

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