I regularly meditate on this thought.

The atonement of Christ was not made in order to induce God to love those whom He otherwise hated; and it was not made to produce a love that was not in existence; but it was made as a manifestation of the love that was already in God’s heart, an exponent of the divine favor in the sight of heavenly intelligences, in the sight of worlds unfallen, and in the sight of a fallen race. . . . We are not to entertain the idea that God loves us because Christ has died for us, but that He so loved us that He gave His only-begotten Son to die for us.– The Signs of the Times, May 30, 1893.

What difference does it make to you that you have never needed to, nor has Jesus ever need to appease or convince God to accept you just as you are right now?