could this be a semantic difference?  a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ will give you the hope, joy, strength, and courage to face anything in life, and  a covenantal relationship between God and the believer, who is fully accepted in Christ, and will receive God’s grace for everyday life.
“People wrestle sometimes making movies,” Edward Norton said. “I think conflict is a very essential thing. If the reasons everyone is pushing each other have to do with a group desire to make things as good as possible, that’s a great thing! And I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.” I think this should be true of church life as well – conflict is a good thing.