Every time a child of God tries to fix it themselves (their own problems); or not walking in faith that God will and can handle all our problems, we will never experience all that God wants to do for us; nor will we be able to walk on dry ground. We must take the steps of faith. Everytime we take that first step of faith, the waters (your problems) part and you walk through on dry ground. So, I would say how many times depends on how many steps of faith you have taken.
Then God said, 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmanent from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so....
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
That the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed,and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water, and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, 'Where is the Lord God of Elijah?' And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.
There's a song that was recorded by the Southern Gospel group, Gold City, entitled "It's Just Another Red Sea." It talks about how any problem were facing is just another Red Sea in the eyes of God. If He could make the waters part, surely He can solve any problems we may have. It's a great song and always a blessing to me!