Robert Fulghum, in one of his more recent books wrote,
“One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you having nothing to eat, if your house is on fire — then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.”
What I hear Mr. Fulghum saying is that we need to learn perspective. I believe he is correct. The Bible says, “For our LIGHT AFFLICTION, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen” (2 Corinthians 4:17,18; emphasis mine–mb).
Was that problem you had today really a problem, or was it just an inconvenience (Hebrews 12:2,3)? Think about it.