Where does YOUR God dwell?
That being said, the rotten theology here must be addressed, not because it is simply a pet peeve of mine, but because it can be found everywhere, and it stinks to high heaven.
Don't get me wrong, I understand the sentiment, and I'm sure it could be applicable to some depending on where they are on their faith walk or situation. However, the God that I have come to know does indeed dwell in gloom and melancholy. If God didn't, there would be times in my life when I would have been utterly alone. And if that had happened too many times, I would have stepped off my faith walk, never to return.
I get it, sometimes even us faith walkers need to be told to pull ourselves up by our boot straps, hell, sometimes I find God in the darkness to do just that for me. But sometimes...sometimes I have found myself sitting in "gloom and melancholy", only to find God sitting there with me, without a word. And when I am bold enough to look at God's face, I see the same expression that I have on my own face, and that's when I know God is experiencing the same thing I am...right along with me.
Does God only live in the gloom, of course not. But wherever we are, there God is also, and wherever God is, God immerses himself.