The hardest person you’ll ever forgive is likely yourself. You see, you know all your foibles, all your shortcomings. In fact, no one but your Maker knows them better than you.
You’ll strive to live a life pleasing to God. You’ll really and truly give it your best. And you’ll fail. That sinful nature will rear its ugly head at the worst times, and you’ll be reminded that you’re still struggling with the very things you no longer wish to do.
It can cause you to doubt yourself—whether you were ever actually saved in the first place—whether you can even be saved. But before you give up on yourself take note of this: Every time that you fall is a reminder that you need a savior. Every mistake that you make is an opportunity for praise—not because you’ve sinned, but because God loves you and has chosen to break through the barrier of sin to save you.
He thinks you’re worth forgiving. Maybe you should, too.
That’s something to think about.