We experience negative experiences throughout our lifetime. Those negative experiences can usually be placed in two categories: those experiences we bring upon ourselves from our own choices and those experiences that we experience due to no fault of our own. Unfortunately, we tend to put most of the experiences of the first category into the second category and then look for someone to blame instead of looking to take responsibility. God's perspective for handling negative experiences in our lives is to first take responsibility for our own actions and then consider it joy when we face trials as those trials, whether self imposed or not, will provide growth.
Lord, help me to have your perspective towards the countless challenges that I face throughout my day, week, month, year and lifetime.