It is so, so very comforting to know that God's mercy extends far enough to reach the darkest, deepest places and rescue our souls. It's a sad place to be... in "backrooms and bathrooms"... but nobody knows that better than one who's been snatched out of such things. Thought provoking, to say the least.
Crista, you never disappoint with your word pictures. :) I do like Debbie's idea of the contrast but even without that it shows the fruitlessness of placing our faith and hope in the wrong places. Well done as always.