“The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart” (Genesis 6:6).

My prayer is that this passage might reshape your understanding and perspective on the nature and character of our heavenly Father. He is not an angry tyrant waiting for you to make a mistake; that he might have opportunity to mete out punishment upon you but, rather, he is a troubled parent who grieves over the waywardness of his rebellious children. He is not enraged against us. He mourns for us. He longs to receive, embrace, and give a fresh start to those in need of his grace.

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