“The days go by and it may seem that the problem has not been resolved, but then you realize that what you saw as a problem was a blessing, a blessing that you did not understand at the beginning. It may have bothered you just as it bothers a child when a loving mother gives medicine that may taste bitter but is good for health.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
Our problems are not always to be lamented. They may be blessings. If we remember that the problem and solution are always found together (a tenet of A Course in Miracles), we will ask that the solution be shown to us, and we will be encouraged to ask, time and again, in the future. When problems come up, we need to realize that, blessing or not, God has allowed it, though He did not cause it. This allowing is one of the hardest things we have to accept. But it is the way out of every quandary.
God means us well, but our free will makes for difficulties in our world. And free will is one of our greatest blessings! But we don’t know how to use it now, and so we, and others, suffer. God would not be doing us a favor if he revoked free will when things get tough. And this is something He understands completely. He will never revoke free will.
Like medicine that is bitter, our blessings are not always recognized. Ask to see the better part of any lesson that seems difficult in our world. Ask to be shown the blessing.
And it will be so.