We all have a perverse capacity to be comfortable with what God says is wrong. So God blesses us with violent, uncomfortable grace. Yes, he really does love us enough to crush us, so that we would feel the pain of our sin and run to him for forgiveness and deliverance…. So God’s grace isn’t always comfortable because he isn’t primarily working on our comfort; he’s working on our character. With violent grace he will crush us because he loves us and is committed to our restoration, deliverance, and refinement. And that’s something worth celebrating.
Paul David Tripp – Whiter Than Snow, p. 34-35