We know hard times come. The light we can shine to others reveals our faith in God. Our faith can persist even in the face of hardship. It is a demonstration of our trust that the Lord is good.
When calamity happens the last thing we want to be is patient. We want to hurry up and move beyond the troubles. This is the time God has been preparing us for and we have the opportunity to grow closer to God. If you are in the middle of calamity, muster your patience one day at a time.