Many people express gratitude to the Almighty for being saved from desperate and problematic situations. But surely they'd have preferred that the problem would have never have arisen in the first place!
This, however, is not the proper attitude. The purpose of all problems is that they should serve as a means for a person to become closer to the Almighty. Both the problems - and the solutions - are part of the Divine plan to help elevate you.
The next time you are faced with a problem, think for a moment: "This problem enables me to become closer to my Creator."
(see Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz - Daas Chochmah Umussar,
vol. 1, p.17)
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