Is God Annoyed with Me?

Dear Christian Counselor,

Am I worthless and annoying?  Can you make God hate you or annoy God?

Daughter of the King


Dear Daughter,


That is the short and only answer to both your questions.  The rest is just explanation.  If you are a daughter of the King, as you signed yourself, then there is no condemnation, no punishment, no anger, no annoyance for you whatsoever (Rom. 8:1; 2 Cor. 5:21).  Christ has already taken it all, and in exchange, you get all the approval and delight which Christ earned (1 John 4:16, 17).  To believe otherwise would be to rest on your own merits – or lack of merits – instead of resting on the merits of Jesus.

The Bible says that we can grieve the Holy Spirit by our bad behavior (Eph. 4:30), just as we can grieve a good parent by our bad behavior.  However, God will not respond in a sinful manner, with annoyance; He is kind, tenderhearted and forgiving, as Eph. 4:32 describes.

As for what you are worth, you are exactly worth the life of God’s only Son.  In other words, you are infinitely valuable.

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