My God,

Sometimes it hits me just how much I’ve failed, fallen short, messed up, hurt others and disappointed You.

It’s so difficult to deal with this reality. So I do a really good job of explaining it away, looking for the upside, making excuses and doing everything I can to convince myself it could have been worse. But what I really need to do is just admit what You and I both know – I’ve done it yet again.

When I’m willing to get this honest, the most amazing thing happens. I am overwhelmed by Your love, I experience Your forgiveness, I receive second, third, fourth and one-hundredth chances and I experience the miracle of how You never give up on me.

Thank You, Lord, thank You for love that is so real, powerful and transforming it even works on me!