I can't tell you how much I love this quote from Phillip Cary's excellent book Good News for Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do. Cary is addressing the anxiety that comes from trying to add our good works to the gospel in order to be accepted by God. He writes:
What the gospel of Christ does is give us Christ, and that is enough. We can let everything else be what it is - hard work, worthwhile work, works of love, and heartaches that come with all of that. And we can let our feelings be what they are, whatever that may be. What matters is Jesus Christ, and the gospel tells us that all is well on that score: that we are our Beloved’s and he is ours.