God Never Loses Faith in Us

“God, by giving us free will, empowered us to make mistakes. He never asked us to be perfect. All He asked was that we try our best, own up to our mistakes when we make them, and try a little harder next time. Once we believe in a forgiving God, then it doesn’t matter if other people lose faith in us. It doesn’t even matter if we lose faith in ourselves. Because somewhere someone has faith in us; and God never loses that faith.”

From Optimism to Hope, p. 102