When children keep their eyes on eternal goals, it helps them navigate the challenges of mortality with courage and confidence. They know who they are and where they are going. If they feel unloved by the world, they know they are loved in Heaven.
But just as the sea glass can be seen with a discerning eye, so too does the true nature of God and our relationship to him exist. The question remains—do you have the desire to reap the blessings by coming to this knowledge on your own?
Nephi, in the Book of Mormon, left behind wealth to move to a strange new land and struggled to avoid being murdered by his own brothers. Despite all this, he said he was happy. How can we be happy in the midst of our trials?