I received this text from a friend a few days ago:
Can you remind me that I don't suck because I yell when I lose my temper sometimes?I replied to her this way:
YOU ARE AWESOME, AND YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD. EVEN WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR TEMPER AND YELL.The same is true for you, my friend. My frustrated, tired, irritable, overwhelmed, trying-really-hard-to-get-it-right-friend. God - who is perfect in every way - loves you in every moment. Even when you blow it sometimes and do the things you really don't want to do. I am convinced HE looks on you with love and compassion in those moments, wanting for you to come to Him for the help and grace you need. His arms are open and His love is unending. Run to HIM!
So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. Isaiah 30:18-19 (NLT)