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Problems only seem difficult when they resist simple solutions. We, of course, prefer quick and easy answers. We try the obvious solutions first. And when they fail, we can cause feelings of discouragement, despair, and even hopelessness.
Reaching victory over difficult problems requires emotional labor, ideas that feel risky, methods that might not work, and much trust in God. He rewards patience and persistence. He tests our endurance so that we can discover how much stronger in faith we’re becoming. He calls for courage and delights in us when we stubbornly refuse to give up on finding the solution that he is preparing for us.
Difficult problems are only divine solutions waiting for our attention and for God’s perfect timing.