Biblical guidance from The Lord of the Rings
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
I just love that quote. What an awesome reminder that God is in control! Even in our darkest moments, we can have faith that He has put us there. We need not worry over our circumstances but must focus on seizing the day. And that is an encouraging thought.