Recently, I received good news. The opposite could have very well (and deservedly) taken place, effecting me detrimentally in several ways. The only reason this did not happen, the only reason this news is happy and not sad is because God spared me, has shown mercy to me, has surrounded me with His "songs of deliverance" ( See Psalm 32:7). My good news should have been bad news. That would be the natural consequence of my choices. I praise God in the light of his blessing to me, surely his most wayward and transgressive child, for not giving me what I deserve.