A natural part of our existence is to encounter times of difficulty while we are here on this earth.  The trials we face will be different for each one of us. If we let them, they can refine and strengthen us in ways we would never have imagined. Trials, too, can help enrich our faith for good things hoped for, and not seen as quickly as we would like. From my personal experience what I know to be true, and was my greatest comfort during such times, is to stay close to God, trust Him always and remain full of faith taking one step and one day at a time.