Today, Nov. 8, I am thankful for forgiveness. I am thankful for forgiveness from God for all the sins He has forgiven me, including ones I don’t even know I will commit. All I have to do is seek forgiveness from Him.
I am thankful for forgiveness from my husband and my family. I am far from perfect. Sometimes I get angry. I can be selfish and self-centered. Sometimes I am impatient. (Okay, a lot of times I am impatient.)
Yet my husband and family forgive me and love me still.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t try to be better every day. I try hard! But we are all human and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
I wrote about grace on my first day of the #30DaysofThanks blog writing challenge, and it holds true here about forgiveness, too. The most amazing thing to me about God is that He knew well before I was even born what choices and decisions I would make that would go against His will for me or that would hurt others. And yet He still loved me, would forgive me and would send His Son to die on the cross for me.
Oh, what a love that is! I wish I could say I would do the same for others. Keep this in mind when you find it hard to forgive others. Remember all that God has forgiven us!
Will you join me in taking the #30DaysofThanks challenge? Each day from Nov. 1-30, write or share something for which you’re thankful with the hash tag #30DaysofThanks.