Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
We can stand before God without any fear or reservation because of our savior Jesus. More than that, we can come to Him openly and even confidently. Jesus has taken care of everything!
God loves us even though we do not deserve to be loved. We act in ways which are the exact opposite of who God is. At our best we still come up short of being able to please Him, because our hearts and motives are corrupted by sin and selfishness. In our innermost we are incapable of true love, the love that defines who God is. Even though He loves us deeply, we are unable to have a relationship with Him because our own ability to love is broken by sin.
God figured out how to change all that, even though the cost was very high. He sent His own son Jesus to die for our sins and sinfulness. The grip of evil was on the world, but He rose from the dead and destroyed the hold it had on us and creation. Sin and evil are defeated. We are changed into what God intended us to be. And we are able to experience real love.
God does indeed love us even though we do not deserve it. Jesus searched and went after us in order to give us that love. That is grace. And through Him we have found it.