If the goal/purpose/point of life is to be comfortable and to avoid pain, then trials are unwanted. If the goal/purpose/point of life is to reach our full potential and to be complete, especially in terms of our relationship with God, then trials are a requirement. Growth comes through being tested. Through risk and failing and persevering. We grow through pain, but not from avoiding it.
Lord, help me to never lose sight of the point of my life.