Our faith in God does not only free us from our fear of death, but from our fear of life.
Don’t be afraid to live a life that is trusting, hopeful and compassionate. It will make for a much smoother transition into eternal life.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.