Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. 2 Cor 2:7

When we mess up we usually have to face some consequences and deal with disapproval and disappointment. Christ doesn’t abandon us when we fail but offers us restoration. As believers we also contribute to an environment where people who mess up can recover.

Lord, help me to apply appropriate discipline and magnanimous grace.