"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us." (1 John 4:16, NIV)
When it comes right down to it, this is the bottom line, the bedrock foundation for our faith, and the explanation of the peace we have about the present and the future. Knowing and relying on God's love for us is our duty and our joy in all circumstances, and it's the best and only answer to any situation we run up against. It allows us to look beyond the circumstances to see (or simply trust in) God's hand working in our lives...
Know God's love. Rely on it. That's all He asks us to do.
-- Laura Hepker, Christianity Online