I absolutely believe that we are safer with God in any storm than we would be anywhere else without Him. It's hard when you focus on the pain and suffering in this world or even your own personal trials to remember that this is just a fraction of eternity. This will eventually pass, it is only a temporary part of your life.
Keeping an eternal perspective allows you to see just how small and temporary every trial is in the larger scheme of things. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt or doesn't scare you or make you feel helpless at times. It just means that you will never lose hope because you know that this too shall pass.
There have been a few occasions since my onset of ME/CFS that I have broken down from frustration and utter physical weakness. I've even had a few panic attacks, and every time I have a breakdown or meltdown, I remember the first one because it was incredible.