your perception of God matters
Great little section from In a Pit with a Lion (pg.28)...
Most of our problems are not circumstantial. Most of our problems are perceptual. Our biggest problems can be traced back to an inadequate understanding of who God is. Our problems seem really big because our God seems really small. In fact, we reduce God to the size of our biggest problem.
A.W. Tozer said a "low view of God...is the cause of a hundred lesser evils." But a person with a high view of God "is relieved of ten thousand temporal problems." (from A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy)
A low view of God and a high view of God are the difference between scaredy-cats and lion chasers.