My father was a very wise and insightful man. His favorite saying in times of trouble was that "This too shall pass." Over my younger and adult years I have always held on to this saying. But it seems that the older I get, and I'm not old by a long shot, the time it takes for things to pass is taking longer and longer. And the 'this' is getting more and more serious as well.
It might be that God is entrusting me with more so that His glory will be sung all the more greater when victory is to be had, as it will.
But just for now I would like, and pray, to be given just a little less, a little quicker to pass.