One thing I struggle with is the fact that no matter how many times I may wrong God, he still loves me! It is just hard to comprehend, but yet our worldly minds can’t comprehend the Heavenly realm. We judge God’s grace according to how someone may react to a wrong we have committed towards them, in which most of the time (not always) ends in a lifetime grudge, and hatred. So when we wrong God we feel as though He will NEVER forgive us!
When this thought comes to mind, I have to remind myself that our God is not like the selfish world we live in today. Our God is a God that IS willing to forgive! 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” One great example of God’s grace and love is as he was hanging on the cross, after being mocked, brutally beaten, spat upon, a crown of thorns placed upon his head, and forced to carry his own cross up Golgotha’s hill, spoke these ten words. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” [Luke 23:34] He did not hate them, and hold a lifetime grudge against them, He LOVED them.
So what’s different today? Yes it is true that God hates sin, but when one of his own commits sin and truly repents from it, He will forgive us freely out of His grace and His love. That’s unbelievable yet so wonderful! What a mighty God we serve!! His Grace is wonderful!!