If you’re used to being hard on yourself (and everybody around you), it might seem strange and wrong that God isn’t. 

“[T]ake [your heart] to Christ, as you would carry your little lame child to a tender-hearted, skillful surgeon. Does the surgeon . . . upbraid the child for being lame?” Elizabeth Prentiss

“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion. . . . He remembers that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:13