As Christians we know that death is the gateway to everlasting life, Jesus secured that through his crucifixion and resurrection.
Much of the time life forces us to let go and die little deaths along the way. We let go of presumptions, plans, abilities and relationships. There is pain in each little death, grief and loss. This is a difficult process, yet Christ is with us every step of the way.
I find as we abandon ourselves to Divine Providence these little deaths are given new meaning because our meaning is not tied to these things. Our meaning is now tied to the seeking of the kingdom of heaven and being found and grounded in Christ's divine and fiery love. Abandonment brings a new freedom and focus for our lives and everything gets reshaped by a new vision of kingdom reality.