What is the goal? If the goal is comfort, then our life should be filled with activities that have a high probability of happiness and very low risk of failure. In other words, mostly sitting on our couch at home binge watching our favorite shows. If the goal is to reach our full potential, which includes contributing to a greater good because any full potential must include how that potential benefits others and not only ourselves or our full potential is never truly met, then we should acknowledge that our life should and will be full of trials. Trials are an opportunity to move closure to maturity and completeness.
Lord, please give me the courage to see trials as a gift to grow and not as a burden to resent and be bitter about.