Recently, I heard James Macdonald make a comment similar to this:
Everything is a test of faith. Therefore, everything is an opportunity to either grow or shrink your faith.
If we agree with this, it can change our perspectives and change our lives.
When we believe this, it changes how we see the things happening in our lives — i.e. we see things as being allowed by God — and that changed the way we react to things. If we view events as us vs. life, our reactions can be hostile and volatile. But when we see things as being allowed by God, we are more likely to respond in a way that pleases God (or at least our chances better).
Just something to think about.