Have you ever experienced getting to know someone intimately—only for them to pull away when they’ve uncovered something about you that makes them uncomfortable? Perhaps that experience has taught you to not let anyone get too close so you’ll never be rejected this way again.
Thankfully God doesn’t treat us that way. He doesn’t have a list of criteria or qualities for us to fulfil in order to win His affection. In fact, Psalm 139:1 tells us that He knows us inside out—including our weaknesses and fears—and He still desires to love us and call us His own.