30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 6

thankfulnessToday I am thankful for forgiveness.

Yesterday I did something (or didn’t do something) that I felt really bad about, and this morning started off awfully because of it. I had already apologized, but the problem was that I couldn’t forgive myself. Fortunately, God is always able to forgive.

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” [Ephesians 1:7]

I can’t think of anything that feels better than forgiveness. Whether we’re forgiving others or being forgiven ourselves, the act of forgiveness feels like a huge weight being lifted off of our shoulders. Which is exactly how I felt after finally forgiving myself today :)

Thank God for forgiveness!

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 6

  1. Maggie,

    I think being able to forgive ourselves for our own transgressions is even a harder road to walk than being able to accept the forgiveness of others. We are naturally harder on ourselves especially if our conscience will not rest until we resolve the weight that has become a burden to our shoulders,… I think remembering to be kind to ourselves first and foremost is key. As truly, no matter what we may have done, or not have done, its our attitude of how we approach the next day past what we feel needs to be forgiven is a mark of how far we have progressed not only in living but in our walk of faith.

    I was thankful to see that you emerged through the dark moment and came through it feeling lighter! :) Always a day to celebrate!

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