I like the thought expressed here…
“In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. “
~ Fernando Sabino, translated from Portuguese
This quote forces one to define “the end,” in spiritual terms.
“The end” with God is always good, never evil. And all things do inevitably end with God.
So, when events are looking down and depressing, even as if something good is ending, its an opportunity to look beyond the material evidence to the spiritual reality. “The end” is never in matter, the realm of the temporal. “The end,” is always going to be in the spiritual, in the realm of reality, where God has the final say. And in the realm of reality, all is good.
That’s the best “end” one could ever have, and the only one.