There's something that I see quite a lot of Christians do (am pointing out Christians, as most of the people around me are Christian), and that is they're not interested in their current circumstances, or rather they don't focus on it a whole lot.
Which, maybe to other people, would come off as a very strange thing. A lot of people say their way of thinking or belief is strange, unrealistic, not feasible or not practical. This is especially true, since your circumstances are the evidence and summation of all the choices and decisions that you've made in life so far.
But, one thing that I've definitely learnt and can appreciate is that focusing on your current circumstances or environment, especially when something negative has happened, doesn't bear anything positive at all.
Circumstances are temporary and as permanent as they may feel or come across. They are not forever. (As anything made by humans, or concerning human beings is never forever).
Meditating on these thoughts today as I was walking home today really inspired me especially for my current situation.
One must learn not to focus on the situation or circumstance at hand, but must focus on the potential and possibilty that a circumstance can have. This is even more true for when you have an image of how you want your particular situation to pan out or to be.
It's this way of thinking that can really give you the strength you need to go through bad situations and create a stronger you, more focused, more determined, and more happy you.