Problems are one of the ways in which God graciously teaches us to seek Him in a way we never have before. They teach us obedience, discipline and the fundamental principles of trust. Even Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered.
So many different things can cause us to give up. The loss of a loved one, broken friendships or relationships, seemingly unending trials. But know that God will truly never leave or forsake you. Some of the greatest people in the Bible endured great trials, during which at times some of them felt totally defeated.