I was thinking the other day about how God loves me. God knows we are going to mess up. He's given us instructions and sometimes we just don't do what we know we should. Yet he forgives us and loves us still. Even though He knows we're going to blow it again.
Recently one of the children had a tough choice to make. The child made the wrong one. While I was disappointed, I understood what had made them choose the way they did. I forgave the child and it was a great opportunity for character development, for both of us.
As the child was going to bed, they asked me if they had my trust. And that's when I realized that they'll probably mess up again....lots and lots of times....probably over the same issue. Because just like their mom, they are not perfect.
I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that God knows I'm going to blow it time and time again but if I was sorry and asked him if I still had his trust, He'd say yes. What a model parent!