Salvation is God liberating the soul from the habits of self focus. Salvation is God clearing away the tangle undergrowth of self-absorption forever. Salvation is God replacing all this dark complication with something new and simple and beautiful, flooding the human soul with a sense of His glory. That is how we obtain gladness and joy. That is how sorrow and sighing flee away. So let God save you. Your heavenly joy will begin even now.
From the book "Isaiah: God Saves Sinners (Preaching the Word)"