Charlie Brown knows a lot of life's philosophical truths. We would do good to listen to him quite often. His cartoon life is all about the hard knocks and struggles that we all face at some point.
James 1;2-4 ''Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.''
If we didn't have grace given to us by God that is sufficient, I truly believe we couldn't make it through this life. We need His blessings that we don't deserve.
I know some days are harder than others to keep going on the path God intended for you. Sure there are days that we'd like to just throw in the towel, when really we know we'd just have to pick it up. As inertia is defined as a body in motion tends to stay in motion, we too must keep striving to keep going in life.
Life is not fair but it is unique. No one can live your life for you, so it is up to you to make it a journey worth traveling. Both success and probably more so loss will make you stronger. When your faith is tested, it will prove to you what you truly believe and show you your weak areas that you need to work on.
I have felt like I have been at death's door a couple of times in my life.. [my guardian angel probably says 'you have no idea how many times you've been there'].. but those times have taught me life lessons that have made my faith stronger. Just to name a few..... Prayer works abundantly, God will always be with me, Love has no limits, Forgive even when they know not what they do, and Praise Him in the storms while you wait for the rainbow.