I was checking out Jennifer Walters' blog tonight. [Does it have an LJ RSS feed, btw?]
There are some things only we can do. And there are some places only we can go; friends and family can only go with us so far and then we are on our own. Some have written that all of life is a preparation for death, but I rather think that life is preparation for life -- including that last step into death.
What is faith good for? Faith is good for those moments when no one but God can go with us. To be caught in God's net is to be free of worry and anxiety. It allows us to love people we could not love without God's love and to live as we could not without God's help. How else can we go fearlessly to God unless God is already our friend? We go from strength to strength. -full entry link (emphases mine)