To live by faith and not by sight (v. 7) is a wonderful thing. To say "yes" to God is to say "yes" to heaven. To a life of love. To being a new creation. To being God's partners in the daily Great Work of Souls, the ministry of reconciliation.
Of course - it's not that easy and simple. There is groaning on this earth such that I long to be clothed with my heavenly dwelling. Like when I just stink of BO and am streaked with gritty oily grime so bad that I JUST CAN'T WAIT to get into the shower. But oh the joy and relief and happiness when I do......man, it's heaven.
People may think I'm crazy. But I just don't see them from the same worldly point of view. Having been reconciled myself, I help Him as an ambassador to not conquer, but to reconcile this crazy world to Him. Crazy? Depends on your POV. His neighbors thought Noah was crazy, too.