Five Reasons why Allah uses problems
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending
on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how
Allah wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly
and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they
Here are five ways Allah wants to use the problems in your life:
1. Allah uses problems to DIRECT you.
Sometimes Allah must light a fire under you to get you 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 you.
People are like tea bags…if you 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 you? “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
3. Allah uses problems to CORRECT you.
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.”
4. Allah uses problems to PROTECT you.
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed
by something more serious.. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do
something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was
a problem – but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year
later when management’s actions were eventually discovered. “You intended to
harm me, but Allah intended it for good…”
5. Allah uses problems to PERFECT you.
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. Allah is far
more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to
Allah and your character are the only two things you’re going to take with
you 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.”
Here’s the point:
Allah is at work in your life – even when you do not recognize it or
But it’s much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.
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