“The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you – depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.”
This is an excerpt from a treatise, written by Shaykh Saalih Al Fowzaan, which enumerates five ways Allah uses problems to help us.
Here’s a short study guide that I have put together to go along with reading the article. The text of the article is included in the study guide, as is a brief biography on the shaykh.