God is at work in His world.
God does not care...whether I am happy or not. What God cares about, with all the power of God's holy being, is the quality of my life...not just the continuation of my breath and the health of my cells - but the quality of my life, the scope of my life, the heft and zest of my life...fear of death always turns into fear of life, into a stingy, cautious way of living that is not really living at all...to follow Jesus means going beyond the limits of our own comfort and safety. It means receiving our lives as gifts instead of guarding them as...possessions.
~ Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor