God can be mysterious. He see time differently that we do, as Peter puts it: "A day is like a thousand years to Him". But He is outside of time as we know it, He sees it all as the present. 

He comes to Job in chapter 37 after the long debates Job has had with his friends, trying to understand how He thinks. In a whirlwind, He challenges Job to "be a man" and listen up. "So you think you got me figured out, huh Job?" Where were you when I did this.... or that, or made this creature, or that weather pattern, or this huge beast, or the stars above you, or measured the earth for its foundation??" Tell me Job, since you know this stuff!!"

In the end God has mercy on Job. And He has mercy on all who bow the knee before Him today. He is not an angry, crusty Deity who looks for every mistake in desire to pound us. He is a Proud Poppa who because of the Cross sees us with delight, who can't wait for us to wake up and spend time with Him daily. Psalm 145 says He is slow to anger, and abounding in Love. Through Jesus, He is slowly shaping us to be more like Him daily. To be all He intended for His kids, for He knows what is best for each of us.

So if, like me, you have struggled in the past with your perception of God, understand this truth: Not only does He love you, but as a follower of Christ He is pleased with you today! He delights in you. It can make a huge difference in how you view yourself today!