I read this statement and thought it was freeing and therefore worth sharing:
“Remember, nothing you ever do will make God love you less. Nothing you ever do will make God love you more. He loves you completely right now.”
Isn’t it a release of worry, a cessation of anxiety, to know that God loves us the same, whether we are seemingly perfect or atrocious? He may not appreciate our actions or behaviors that hurt others or are contrary to His will, but He loves us. He loved me first. I love Him in return.