God created us in His image for His glory. He saved us from His own wrath for His glory. As we live under His sovereign hand, we live for His glory. This is the core of the relationship between God and His Christian.
Sitting at the edge of the ocean, God’s message to me was not one of “press on” but of realization of my smallness in His grand scheme of things. All my stresses and worries were smaller than one of those grains of sand that I was standing on.