What about those times when we fail? We all have them. Sometimes we fail as a wife, sometimes we fail as a mom, sometimes we all even fail as a Christian. Things don’t go the way that we planned, we made a wrong decision, we went down the wrong path. Maybe you forgot your best friend’s birthday. Maybe you didn’t make it to our kids game because of some other personal obligation and realized later it crushed their spirit. Maybe your husband asked us to do one thing for him today, and you forgot. Or maybe it’s bigger than that. Maybe you have a failed marriage. Maybe you said very hurtful things to someone you love that you didn’t really mean. In these times, there is one focus we should have. It’s not regret or sorrow or disappointment. It’s grace. God has given us an immeasurable amount of grace for our mistakes and shortcomings. Despite every mistake that we have ever made, or that we will make in the future, no matter how big, how hateful, or how many times we have made that same mistake, thanks to Jesus and his father’s love for us, we have already received the ultimate level of grace! Stop and think about that a minute. Think about the worst thing you have ever done. Whether it be something you said, or crime you committed, or something you did before you were a Christian, God has granted you forgiveness and grace, All we have to do is accept it and ask for it. He loved us so much that he gave his one and only Son to suffer and sacrifice and die and the hands of evil, in order to preserve his relationship with us. No matter what it is, we have grace from Him. So give yourself grace. Forgive yourself. Stop beating yourself up and being down on yourself, let it go. It doesn’t mean you are a failure. It doesn’t mean that you are less valuable. It doesn’t mean you are any less worthy of His love, or anyone else. You are valuable. You are precious. You are loved.