Why is life full of problems?

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Recently in a class we were asked to ponder the question : “Why does Heavenly Father allow us to face problems and challenges?” The Book of Mormon contains the account of Nephi being commanded by the Lord to build a ship in order to travel to the promised land. (1 Nephi 17:51, 18:2-3). We determined that Nephi had never built a ship before and had to rely TOTALLY on the Lord to help solve this problem. He prayed and asked for guidance continually, and followed that up by acting with FAITH based on the specific things the Lord taught him which enabled him to build the ship.
God gives us problems and challenges to stretch us, help us learn, and improve our time while we are in this life. In our modern world we think we have all the answers or can simply “Google” something and it will tell us all we need to know. I am learning that to find worthwhile answers to inspired questions, or to help us solve the most challenging problems, we should ALWAYS turn to God and have the faith to act on what He teaches us. This is not always easy to do, but we have been promised that as we do this we will be blessed beyond measure.
If you would like to learn how to find the answers to specific problems, the first step is learning to ask God in faith.

Here are some of the answers to inspired questions recently asked by a group of teenagers.

Face to Face with Henry B. Eyring and Jeffrey R. Holland – March 4 2017