לזכות עדינה בת שבע בת נעכא גיטל
Sometimes, things are just not going well. At this time, there is a huuuuugeeeeee Avoda - and that is to wait for better times to come. That anticipation - ציפייה - is in itself an Avoda.
At the time of ציפייה the Avodah is from the רצון הנעלם - the hidden will, and that is the בחינה of כתר [the highest, most hidden sefirah]. Sometimes one is not able to daven or learn properly or anything else, and the Avodah has to come from the רצון הנעלם and therefore his task is to strengthen his desire for true, exalted Avodah.
So sweet friends - if times are rough, anticipate that great time that is coming when you will be able to serve Hashem with simcha. WAITING is an Avoda!!