As human beings we possess the image of God but it is flawed due to Adam's fall. Therefore we are no longer related to God and we need to become part of His family. Prior to becoming a christian we are a part of Satan's family (John 8:44). We become a child of God by putting our faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26 - Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus). Notice it says by faith! The bible says that those who place their faith in Christ have the right to be known as children of God (John 1:12), as well the saved can call God, Abba, Father, Daddy. If you do not know him, don't wait, trust Him now. For the Christian God relates to you now in a different way and this is how He thinks and acts towards you now.
Because God loves me, he is slow to lose patience with me.
Because God loves me, He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth.
Because God loves me, He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.
Because God loves me, He does not need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God. Nor does he belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.
Because God loves me, He is for me. He wants to see me mature and develop in His love.
Because God loves me, He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.
Because God loves me, He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets a chance.
Because God loves me, he is deeply grieved when i do not walk in the ways that please Him because He sees this as evidence that i don't trust Him and love Him as I should.
Because God loves me, He keeps working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up.
Because God loves me, He keeps on trusting me when at times, I dont even trust myself.
Because God loves me, He never says there is no hope for me. Rather, He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.