From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ (Malachi 3:7, ESV)
Isn’t it awesome to know that our Heavenly Father doesn’t keep grudges? Even when we sin and turn our backs on Him and go our own way, He is patiently waiting for us to realize our mistakes and turn back to Him. Never forget the story of the Prodigal Son. The picture of the Father waiting on the front porch, watching for His child to come back to Him should encourage us to all to come back to Him. He will throw His arms around you with full forgiveness and encompassing love.
Prayer: Lord, help me to show the grace to others that you have shown to me.