God is so good in that while we were doing our own thing whether it was clubbing and drinking every week, having sex on the regular and basically living like He wasn’t even there God still loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for all of our sins.
The sinless blood of Jesus brought us back to right fellowship with God so that we never have to live life now or in the afterlife apart from Him.
God’s grace is sufficient in that even when we miss it, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who will declare us “not guilty” once we confess and sincerely repent of our sins. (1 John 2:1)
As far as the east is from the west, so far has God forgiven us. (Psalm 103:12)
I thank God that even in my own personal prayer time, if I have missed it in any way and since repented and if I try and bring it back up again in prayer, God treats it like it never happened.
He loves us that much, and He wants what’s best for us.
He’s a kind, loving and forgiving God…but guess what…that same grace that He extends toward us as a daily benefit is the same grace He expects us, as believers, to extend toward others.
Sure you may have been hurt, abused, neglected and rejected by others who may not have known any better, or maybe they did and did what they did to hurt you on purpose.
You have within you the ability to forgive and extend grace toward those who hurt you.
Just like Jesus said to those who beat, stripped and humiliated Him out in the open for seemingly no reason at all, you can also say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. John 1:16