“God says to us: ‘Since I am the living God who is near and who is one, almighty, holy and merciful, I will be your God. I will care for you. I will carry you in my eternal thoughts…For you I will be your God, for you as you are, ridden with anxiety, worries and frustration, for you sins and for your death, but also for your resurrection from the dead, for your life in time and eternity.’ God continues: ‘I will stand by you, I will take sides with you, I will declare my unconditional solidarity with you, against all odds, against the whole world and all of mankind if need be, in particular against your own self!'”

Karl Barth, Deliverance to the Captives, p. 63-64