In relation to other human beings, we often have to assert ourselves, to resist, to oppose even, so that we do not disappear. But before ALLAH, when we diminish ourself, by being humble before Him, we strengthen ourselves and grow by imbibing ALLAH's attributes within human limits in us. This ought to operate in the realm of this world. ALLAH, who is infinitely great, supports the infinitely small human beings, so if we become small, He draws us to Him. It is this companionship, which enables us to become truly one with Him in the least limited sense, for He is the Superior Companion.
Think of this aspect to face the oddities of this physical world and be blessed.