If somebody is naturally down or irritable or gruff, a few kind and encouraging words from him probably please God more than a week’s-worth of kindnesses from a person who sails through life. He knows very well that some of us have hard cars to drive.
“[I]f you are . . . poisoned by [your] upbringing . . . [or] nagged day in and day out by an inferiority complex that makes you snap at your best friends -- do not despair. . . . [God] knows what a wretched machine you are trying to drive.” C. S. Lewis
“God knows your hearts.’” Luke 16:15