A woman who is in her 30's and who is reaching the end of her life has a wonderful video here:
One statement she made that may be a quote from someone else (I'm not sure) is:
"God allows in his wisdom what He could prevent by his power."
This is helpful for me. Also helpful for me is Paul Miller's statement that God is weaving a larger story (see post for may 20th on this--)and that I have 2 approaches to a praying life:
So my goal, of course , is to be in the story that God is weaving and bowing before God with the pieces of my life. And praying in the way I should--having the right attitude.