One thing my life has taught me is that things wished for or things dreaded rarely correspond to the actual eventualities that occur in the future. But, for one so graced with faith - and it is a gift not an accomplishment - grace is sufficient to every eventuality.
Marian chivalry consists in trusting as Our Lady did, obeying humbly as simply as earth (humus) accepts all that befalls it, offering up all woe and trials, and witnessing to God's steadfast love and faithfulness at all times, even when the path seems darkest, loneliest, most dread-filled, and hopeless.
Those who believe they are "in power" aren't; those who think they are powerless, aren't; those who fear the worst rarely face it; those who think they are prepared find they aren't. In this way Tolkien's master opus is the very finest teacher of reality; and it is a Catholic reality, after all.
Our Lord constantly sends us signs and portents of hope. Stay in a state of grace and so be ready to accept them open-handed.
And, if you find a moment, pray for me, like you, a poor ornery sinner, in need of even more grace. Thank you, gentle reader.