Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Problems are a natural part of life which, due to their presence, create a necessity for change which in turn acts as a stimulus for spiritual growth. There are times in a person’s life when ordinary problems magnify, so much so, as to seem overwhelming.
Difficult phases may be brought about by one problem, or by a major area of a person’s life that becomes an enormous challenge. Problematic periods may also encompass multiple areas of an individual’s life, each one experiencing significant problems simultaneously. Managing and overcoming difficult times are integral aspects of many people’s lives. It is not likely that an individual will simply glide through physical life without experiencing these challenging stages.