Be grateful no matter what the calamities are. Remember, miracles can happen in seconds, only when Allah wills it. It can happen today, maybe tomorrow and maybe it will happen some other day. Allah says: give the glad tidings to the patient. So, be among the patient and help is just round the corner!
When harshness touches me, my instant reaction is to take cover. To hide. To save myself from the pain. And then it hits and as it does you seek solance in Al-Hakeem (The Most Wise) and Al-Jabbar (The comforter) - Who brightens the darkest of days.