"If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." I just heard that "old saying" a few days ago, and have been thinking about it since.
In my mind is a picture of a guy trying to loosen the nut on a bolt that would easily come off with a wrench. But, since he only has a hammer, he is beating on the nut with his hammer.
It is important that we have a lot of tools to handle the challenges of life. The Gospel provides us with many tools and teaches us to get others via education.
Since challenges will come to us in many varieties, we need all the tools we can get. One is the ability to receive personal revelation. Another is the faith to relax and rely on the Lord. Another is mental ability to think through problems. Another is the humility to ask for help. I could go on and on.
What I see sometimes, not necessarily in our family, but I see people with challenges who lack the tools to handle the challenge. They get frustrated because they keeping using the only tool they have to solve the problem and it is the wrong one. It is like the guy hitting the nut and blot with a hammer, when it will only come off with a wrench.
I know you all have many tools to handle the challenges that are facing you, but you may need to get more and learn to use the tools you have more effectively.
I love you all.