But God does not have the same perspective: God loves us, longs for us to be blessed and have love and joy and purpose in our lives. God seeks to meet us where we are to demonstrate God's trustworthiness, capacity to help and abiding love because of who God is rather than because of who we are. In other words, God loves because God is love and God loves us where and how we are even now. After we have fallen in love with God, then we are ready to learn how to build a better God-centric life.
So when I'm feeling unlovable or unredeemably broken, it helps me to remember that I am created in the image of God. The best parts of me, my capacity to love and be loved, for kindness and compassion, for courage and joy are reflections of characteristics of God.
I can affirm with confidence and hope: I AM CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
Genesis 1:27 God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.