First and foremost, I am thankful for the forgiveness for all my sins from yesterday, today and all my tomorrows that I find in the Lord Jesus Christ. I can never do enough "good" to pay that would outweigh the horrible sins I have committed (even the ones just in my own mind). I am not worthy of the sacrifice that Jesus made for me, but He made it nonetheless. I am eternally grateful!
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
It is hard to forgive. I have had to forgive a few things that have caused me a lot of pain (some because people asked me to forgive them and some I had to forgive without their asking). It is hard!
But I forgive others because He forgives me for everything!
But I am also thankful for the forgiveness I find from other people. I mess up a LOT! I act out of emotion and my sinful flesh takes any opportunity to react quickly. This is unfortunate and the results are that I hurt others. I hate it! I need to think before I act more often. I need to take things to the Lord in prayer.
But I am thankful for the forgiveness that others have granted me. My darling husband is at the top of the list. I am thankful for the grace and mercy he gives me when I have said or done something hurtful. I am thankful that my girls forgive me when I snap at them.
I am so unworthy, but ever so grateful to God for the gift of forgiveness!