Stress, problems and troubles are common. Each of us respond to them differently. Some respond through anger or outbursts or withdrawing socially. Some respond by striving, by doing what they can to meet the ultimate goal.
But what does the God say about this?
Romans 12:12 (NIV)
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Patience is the key. Know that God is in control. Know that He has plans for you, and that they are beautiful. Trust God.
Take heart and be glad in these troubles. They may even teach you things that only the experience of trouble can teach – character development, as you may say. They may even be your greatest testimonies. Through them, you can lead people to Jesus.
Most of all, pray. Talk to God. He’s listening. 🙂