We've all heard the saying about "the lull before the storm". Well the truth is that we are in the storm now. And it's not over. Not by a long shot. If you think things are bad now, just wait. They'll get worse.
Another expression is more appropriate for the times in which we now live. "The dusk before the dawn". The darkest time of the night is just before the dawn. That's where we are right now - the darkest time in man's history. But fear not for the dawn is approaching. The dawn of a New Day. Anticipate it. Welcome it. God knows what He is doing.