Christians have just as many problems as anyone else. Financial concerns, marital discord, illness, loneliness, church splits; you name it, Christians have them.
That's discouraging, and sometimes we compound these problems by imagining that problems are God's punishment for our past misdeeds. This is especially true if we fail to see God at work in our lives, if we aren't enjoying a rewarding prayer life, or if our relationship with the Lord seems to be at a distance.
In Problems, God's Presence, and Prayer, Michael Wells shows how you can experience the joy of a closer walk with God. Through Bible teaching and real life examples, he shows how our loving Father uses problems to draw us nearer to him in faith, not to push us away from him in rejection. We will discover that we often prolong a trial because we trust in our own methods of coping - arguing, depression, hard work, or anger, for example - instead of surrendering total control of the situation to God.