Everything which is given by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) is a mercy to mankind…we should Thank ALLAH (SWT) for each and every instances of our moments…
Here are five ways Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) wants to use the problems in your life:
1. Allah uses problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) 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.”
People are like tea bags…if you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot ever water! Has Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) 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 patience.”
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.”
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 (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) intended it for good…” SUBHAN ALLAH!!
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) 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 (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.”
But it’s much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.