I’ve heard my husband tell my son when he’s asked for something, “You don’t deserve that after the way you’ve been behaving.” The truth is that none of us really deserve much of the good things that we get. We yell at our kids, we’re mean to our spouses, we keep messy houses, we gossip about people we don’t like, we hold grudges far too long, we complain about everything, we work too much, we pray too little; the list could go on endlessly. We fall short every single day.
If we’re so imperfect, you’d think we could extend a little grace to those around us. But for some reason this can seem to be the hardest task. Fact is, most of us are doing the best we know how. Why can’t we remember this when our kids spill or drop something? Do we really think they do those things on purpose so they can get yelled at?
We all make mistakes. And we all need to extend a little grace to those around us. Especially when we consider how much grace God shows us every single day of our lives.