Seeing the various problems in my life that I still have to deal with, I ask this question as a sort of review.
First, since I have come to believe that Jesus is the truth, I have no choice but to believe in him.
Secondly, if I had believed that all my problems would go away once I believed in him, then I would've been totally mistaken. Jesus made it clear that there would be crosses for his followers to carry. The problems of life will always be there. In fact, being a follower of the Lord may even bring a new set of problems. But now, we have him to help us carry our burden, and our outlook changes and the yoke becomes easy. In other words, we now fight battles following an invincible leader who gives us solid backing.
Last, looking beyond our transitory life, we see eternal life with the Lord if we believe in him. There will be no more "problems of life." This is our "long-term" goal.