We get life wrong sometimes. We make extremely poor choices. We face uncertain consequences. We eventually recover. At least most of us do. When God forgives us, we have to learn how to accept the fact that He has forgiven us. The enemy of our souls will come against us to make us think and believe otherwise. But God has:
“…in love to my (our) soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for Thou (God) hast cast all my (our) sins behind Thy (God’s) back…The Lord was ready to save me (us)…” (Is. 38:17,18).
God, our Father, does not sit back keeping score of every mistake we make or every time we fall short. If that were the case, then there would be no hope for any of us. It would also ascribe futility to the finished work of Jesus Christ upon the cross for our sin. God wants to quickly restore us back to our place in Him in order for us to continue on our journey. He knows that if we were able to walk upright and perfectly on our own, then there would have been no need for a Savior in Jesus, His Son. He knows that if we were able to hold it together, then there would be no need for sustaining grace provided by the presence of His Holy Spirit.