God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:20.
Forgiveness takes on new meaning when we actually believe in what he did on the cross. When I wonder why he forgives me, why God sent his only son to die for our sins the answer is in the verse many know so well
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
He loves us and is the only one who can take away the pain, the hurt, and feeling of unworthiness. For a long time I kept holding onto others disappointments, their judgments, their approval but we have a God that takes our sin and removes it from us as far as the east is from the west no exceptions. We tend to make so many rules for love, rules for forgiveness but I'm learning that the heart of God is anything but rules instead I'm finding the deepest love that crosses any borders, boundaries, and lines that we could even dare to make.