“If there is one thing that God’s children ought to stop doing, it is praying for all of our opposition (negative circumstances and people) to go away.

Paul never prayed for his problems to go away, nor did he advise anyone else to do so.

Instead, he prayed for the strength to endure whatever came with good temper; he prayed for discipline and self-control, and for the God-given power to behave the same way whether bad things were going on or not.”

~ Joyce Meyer