Problem Solving Builds Character

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Problem Solving Builds Character by Steve Arterburn

"People who do what is right may have many problems, but the Lord will solve them all." Psalm 34:19 NCV

Life is an adventure in problem-solving. The question is not whether we will encounter problems; the real question is how we will choose to address them. When it comes to solving the problems of everyday living, we often know precisely what needs to be done, but we may be slow in doing it—especially if what needs to be done is difficult. So we put off till tomorrow what should be done today.
As a person living here in the 21st-century, you have your own set of challenges. As you face those challenges, you may be comforted by this fact: Trouble, of every kind, is temporary. Yet God’s grace is eternal. And worries, of every kind, are temporary. But God’s love is everlasting. The troubles that concern you will pass. God remains. And for every problem, God has a solution.
The words of Psalm 34 remind us that the Lord solves problems for “people who do what is right.” And usually, doing “what is right” means doing the character-building work of confronting our problems sooner rather than later. So with no further ado, let the problem-solving begin . . . right now.

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. Unsolvable without God’s wisdom, that is." – Charles Swindoll

"Life will be made or broken at the place where we meet and deal with obstacles."
E. Stanley Jones

 

"Each problem is a God-appointed instructor." – Charles Swindoll "

"Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Character Builder
Today, think about the wisdom of tackling your problems sooner rather than later. Remember that “this, too, will pass,” but whatever “it” is will pass more quickly if you spend more time solving your problems and less time fretting about them.

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