Life means far more than many of us ever dream of. It is not merely passing through the world with a fair measure of comforts, with enough bread for our hunger, with enough raiment to keep us warm. Life means growth into the image of Christ himself, into strength, into well-rounded character, into disciplined manhood and womanhood, into the blessed peace of God. But the peace into which he guides us is victory over all the trials, a quietness and confidence which no external circumstances can break.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18: Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (KJV)