My morning devotional pointed me to the first quote and it resonated so much I wanted to find more…
“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors” — an African Proverb
“It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you now that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” — James 1:2-4
Embrace it, run at it. Then use it as future ammunition. He doesn’t put us in front of anything we can’t handle.