I heard it said recently that “problems are opportunities for God to work in your life.”

That statement is true, but it seems to limit God working in your life only when you have problems (and you don’t need Him when your life is going well). I can assure you that God is working in your life far more than just when you have problems.

I wonder if the statement above could be better stated:

“Problems in our lives remind us that God is not only working when we think we need Him, but all the time, even when we don’t think we need Him. May our faith increase beyond just our momentary need, but to acknowledge both God’s presence and activity in our lives all the time.”