In the midst of both devastation and joy, we are called to be content with whatever situation we have been given while simultaneously striving for the restoration offered by God's Kingdom in the midst of a broken world.
Peter Kreeft captures the tension well:
"On the one hand, suffering is blessed. Count it as joy when you go through manifold tribulations. On the other hand, we are supposed to relieve it - like poverty. Blessed are the poor - and yet the relief of poverty is one of the commandments of Christianity. Death, which is the fishnet that catches all the fish of poverty and every other suffering in itself, is the worst thing. It is the last enemy. Jesus comes to conquer it through resurrection.
- from Socrates in the City