God Is Not Irritated with You

“Love does not traffic in shame… Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense” (1 Cor. 13:5, TPT).

Do you cringe on the inside when it feels like you are failing to live up to God’s standards? Do you shrink within yourself a little under the impression that He must be somewhat irritated with you?

If so, you may be living under a false belief. What is the actual truth on this matter? “Love is not easily irritated.” This. This is the truth about God’s heart towards you. Whereas you are noticing all your imperfections, He is simply delighting in you, His treasured child.

“Love does not traffic in shame.” Shame tells you that there is something wrong with who you are. Shame came upon humanity at the very beginning when we fell. Adam and Eve suddenly experienced it and tried to hide; tried to cover themselves up.

So often, we do the same, not understanding in our heart of hearts that Jesus bore our shame for us so we could be free of it forever. “…Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame” (Heb. 12:2, NLT). Jesus was eager to take your shame for you. He was so eager that He disregarded how much it cost Him.

So, yes. “Love is large and incredibly patient [with you]. Love is gentle and consistently kind [to you]… Love is a safe place of shelter [for you]… Love never stops loving [you!]…” (1 Cor. 13:4,7,8, TPT, brackets added by me 😊).

Dear one, live forgiven. Live loved. Your Daddy is not ever irritable towards you. He is ever in a good mood. He is smiling kindly at you. Yes, He is so happy to see you!


Would you consider taking a moment and saying this out loud? “I renounce the lie that God is frequently irritated at me. Father, where did I learn this lie? Is there someone I need to forgive, that I learned it from? What truth do You have for me, to replace it?”

If you did, what did He show you?

8 thoughts on “God Is Not Irritated with You

  1. Thank you SO much for this. It led me to repentance and to forgive and pray for someone. And so beautifully affirmed what I just sent to my spiritual Mom:

    I am looking up Psalm 23:4 and just have to share this. Do you know what “valley” means. Just look:

    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

    Or (shortened) gay {gah’-ee}; probably (by transmutation) from the same root as gevah (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence, narrow, but not a gully or winter-torrent) — valley.
    see HEBREW gevah

    And gevah means pride. This changes everything for me!!! God’s telling me that even when I am assailed and surrounded by my pride that tells me to be afraid and that God will desert me, HE is with me and that His scepter of authority (meaning of rod) and His support (meaning of staff) lead me to repentance and fill me with compassion for myself and others (meaning of comfort), so that I will NOT fear any wounds, injury, distress, misery, calamity, or evil.

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      1. Thank you for replying to this. I needed to be reminded of this Word so much. It seems like every time God gives me such a sweet Word the attacks come. Praise God He uses those attacks to sharpen and fashion us even more.

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      2. Sooo true. Boy have I experienced the same. The enemy is so afraid of the Word inside of you! Praying right now for encouragement and peace to surround, fill, strengthen, and protect you!


      3. Thank you SO much for your prayers. Truly SO much encouragement is pouring in. My dear friend sent me pics of those blue birds she had painted on her cabinets – and they are JUST like the ones on the card I sent her (not even knowing how precious those birds are to her). I cried and cried and showed my husband too.

        Then, your post on the fruit of the words we speak fits so much with my Bible study and sharing with friends just moments ago…look:

        I think that’s what He wants us to see: not the ashes, but His beauty – not just remaining – but coming to a sweet blossoming. My dear friend from across the oceans speaking of crest revelations had me in Song of Songs 4 – just look at this:

        Song of Songs 4:8
        The Passion Translation
        8 Now you are ready, my bride,
            to come with me as we climb the highest peaks together.
            Come with me through the archway of trust.[a]
            We will look[b] down
            from the crest of the glistening mounts
            and from the summit of our sublime sanctuary,
            from the lion’s den and the leopard’s lair.

        4:8 This phrase is translated from the Septuagint. The Hebrew is “the crest of Amana.” Amana comes from a Hebrew root word from which we get the English word “amen.” This is also one of the Hebrew words for “faith.” The crest of Amana is the realm where all God’s promises are kept and realized. Amana can also be translated “a place of settled security.” (Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names by J. B. Jackson.)
        4:8 The meaning of the word for “look” includes “survey, inspect, look all around, observe.” The bride of Christ is seated on high with Jesus and is encouraged to survey all the blessings heaven contains—it is a picture of our co-exaltation with Christ.

        Isn’t that beautiful? It also includes my spiritual Mama’s One Words from the past two years.

        Truly, I was so thankful after all the corona quarantining to finally see my best friend again today- she truly was God’s balm of truth, as she admonished me not to forget God’s goodness to me in all He has done in me. She sees the growth in me because she has known me for 18 years through thick and thin.

        And! Get this: the NASB lexicon says that Word “come” in Song of Solomon 4:8 also means to “come in”, “bring in the harvest” and “abide”. Isn’t that beautiful. It reminds me of God’s Word to my dear spiritual Mama in the pain she has felt physically: “come inside, I am not ashamed of you.” That is such a comforting Word to me right now. He is not ashamed of the Word HE has given me to sow. 

        And HE is asking me to bring in the harvest by faith – not to speak death over the Words He gave me – as I did as a little girl in that silence of those who He had me speak to – but to remember His victory and what He did with that Word I spoke as a little 11 year old – more than twenty years later – after my long Prodigal journey thinking my God had rejected me.

        HE wants me to see from up in the heavenly places with Him and to remember He has not rejected what is not even my word but HIS Word HE has given me to share. And HE will bring the increase – just as He did with those Words He gave me as a little girl interceding for my little adopted brother. He brought the increase as He interceded for my parents too – in their deep pain and wounding too.

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      4. Anna, I am continually just so blessed by your sharing from your heart. Your treasures that He gives you are priceless beyond words! These thoughts are so beautiful. My replies are slow currently because things have been nonstop here, but I want you to know that I deeply value everything that oveerflows from your heart here! Sending you much love today.


  2. I have recently moved house, into a house with two other Christian guys, and we have started starting each day with prayers together. Prior to moving here, engaging in prayer had been more difficult (it is still not a natural thing for me to do but it’s becoming easier) and I would wonder if God saw this as something I needed to be better at.

    Thank you for the words and scripture you have shared. Saying out loud the words you invited us to say has helped me to remember that God loves us, as we are. He made us this was, the way He intended. Thank you Lord for knowing my heart, my desires, and where I see faults and flaws in myself.

    I pray you go well into the coming weekend and week Jennifer. ❤️

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    1. Wow, what a special provision He has given you, in those two brothers! My heart rejoices to know that He did this for you. Thank You, Abba! And I am receiving that blessing gratefully, thank you Hamish (Back from a trip and catching up on comments)

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