God loves you, He truly does. He is better than you might think. Some people grow up with a perception of Who God is. They think that God is out to punish them and that He is mad at them. That type of thinking is totally wrong. God is LOVE, but not the kind that you are used to. God is longing to be in a relationship with you and show you how much He loves and cares for you. God is not a distant, disapproving force that is difficult to please and unwilling to help. He is a loving, kind, gracious and good God. What you believe about God and yourself is indispensable to your growth and success at every level. Your view of God ultimately determines the difference between personal significance and emptiness, happiness and depression, success and failure. Examining and experiencing who God really is and what He really thinks about you is fundamental to getting unstuck from self-defeating thoughts.