Paul was a veteran sufferer, but he never seemed to be caught off guard or angry about it. Perhaps that was because Jesus showed Paul early how much he would suffer for Jesus' name (see Acts 9:15). Paul saw everything he suffered as an opportunity for God to display His glory; he saw his every weakness as a chance for God to reveal His strength; and he saw every flaming arrow from the enemy extinguished by faith in the power and purposes of Christ.
The storm that had brought the ship to Malta raged so much so that the sailors (and Luke himself) had "given up all hope of being saved," but Paul encouraged them, having seen a vision that he must stand trial before Caesar: "So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me" (Acts 27: 20-26).
Then on the island, the shipwrecked, weary men gathered wood for a fire. When a deadly snake clamped its venomous jaws onto Paul's hand, his faith had grasped that foreknowledge in his heart and mind, so he just shook the poisonous snake off into the fire. The islanders were astounded when Paul didn't die, but it didn't surprise Paul any. He lived to die for Christ and he suffered to live for Him. Nothing could thwart the purposes God had for him, and everything would submit to the accomplishment of those purposes.
"We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body" (2 Cor. 4:8-11).
So, let your faith rise up in the knowledge of Christ and shake that ole' snake Satan right off into the fire! There is nothing the enemy can throw at us that God can't use to display His glory. There is nothing the enemy can do to thwart God's purposes for us as long as we stand firm in the faith.