We can't run from all problems. There are some that we simply can't avoid, therefore, trials are inevitable. We have the option throughout trials to see it as the worst thing in our lives (which it might be!), or we have the option to know that it's a sucky situation, but we can grow and become stronger from it.
I don't know about you, but I prefer to get stronger... to be able to look back on my life and see up's and down's, how I've persevered and been blessed because of it.
The amount of work is the same- if you're going through something, remember that a silver lining is possible, even if we don't see it right away.