This is a simple axiom: Problems are always a pathway to freedom and peace. Turn towards what is not working, what hurts.
It is calling to you. It wants something. Remember that it, like all of life, is imbued with the same primordial Intelligence with which all life is imbued.
When you remember this, and with proper respect, compassion and curiosity, answer the call, that thing that has been troubling you cannot help but unfold itself for you, cannot help but soften and yield its hidden treasures.
This is not hyperbole or metaphor. This is reliable and repeatable spiritual physics. Now go forth and test this out! Discover the reliable magic that is life!