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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why Do Problems Exist For Each And Every Soul?

Problems. Who doesn't have them? Love it or hate it, it will come. Guaranteed to come for any person who breathes with life.

Do you know of any living person who does not have a problem? Logically, as long as a person is alive, he or she will encounter problems. We have heard the saying "Only the dead have no problems"!

But why does God give us problems? Believe it or not, the answer will surprise you.

God gives us problems in life because it is a spiritual need for our souls. Yup, you heard it right. We have problems because we need problems.

It's not just some spiritual desire or want, it's a real spiritual need.

The truth is, without problems, we cannot grow spiritually. Actually, spiritual growth is not only hard but impossible without it.

If it is impossible to grow spiritually without problems then it is becoming clearer now why we need it and it is given to us.

Reminds me of s story:

A speaker asked his audience this simple question "Who among you here want to be really successful in life?" Most of the audience raised their hands.

Then, the speaker went into detail, outlining each and every step to be successful. It was through a lot of hard work, no shortcuts.

He asked again "Now, knowing what is needed to succeed, who among you want to really be successful in life?" This time, most of the audience didn't raise their hands!

-----end of story -----

So many times, we want the reward but not the hard work. Problems are hard work; they are but challenges to be defeated.

Problems strengthen us. They're not there to weaken us. A person who experiences trials is like gold purified through fire. He or she comes out stronger and more experienced.

Imagine a person who doesn't have problems. There is no strength in such a life only weaknesses. No problems also mean no achievements (or a lack of it), no experience, no challenges in life. What is the purpose of such a life? It is meaningless.

Even in university, the top schools also have the toughest entrance exams. If you want the easier exams, go to the less prestigious schools. There's always a price to pay.

You can't have your cake and eat it too. The harder the problems you face in life, the stronger you do become. The easier your problems, the less experience and strength you gain. It's a universal law.

So let's thank God for our problems. Even these are blessings after all!


  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger Cherbydarl Jimenez said…

    I see problems as challenges to overcome to be better and/or tests that must be taken to see how much we've learned in life.

    Sometimes problems tend to be overwhelming that's why most people give up on life. But if the person really believes in God, it will show on how that person overcame them.

    Thanks for the nice post, Alex!

    God bless!

  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    that's really inspirational.thanks to alex for such a relevant knowledge.


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