I couldn't possibly say it any better than she did, so just go read this post from The Anchoress.
Read the whole thing. Every word.
Actually, I couldn't have said this at all. I lack her wisdom, insight, and steady faith. But she is right, and there is nothing to be gained from fear.
We may have to hunker down and ride out the storm for a long time to come, but the sun will shine again someday. God has a plan. Do not be afraid.