I am so grateful for God’s mercy. No trouble is so difficult that I should doubt the love of God, no pain so severe that I should cease adoring him. In the presence of his Spirit there is healing. He binds up our wounds, even the wounds of the heart, and forgives our transgressions. He brings joy in suffering, laughter in the face of despair, and peace in the seismic turbulence which seems to threaten the foundations of all we hold dear. As many before me have said previously in various ways, he is the God of the unthreatened throne.