Sometimes Allah must light a fire under us to get us moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is Allah trying to get your attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.”2) Allah Uses Problems To INSPECT US
People are like tea bags…if us want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot ever water! Has Allah tested your faith with a problem What do problems reveal about us?
“When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.”
3) Allah Uses Problems To CORRECT US
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child our parents told us not to touch a hot stove. But we probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something… health, money, etc.. By losing it.
“It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to Allah’s laws.”
4) Allah Uses Problems To PROTECT US
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents us from being harmed by something more serious.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…
5) Allah Uses Problems To PERFECT US
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. Allah is far more interested in our character than our comfort. Our relationship to Allah and your character are the only two things we’re going to take with us 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 Allah more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.”
“Allah is at work in your life, even when you do not recognize it or understand it. But it’s much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Allah.”
“Success can be measured not only in achievements, but in lessons learned, lives touched and moments shared along the way”