"Not only does God forgive us through Christ Jesus, He also works in the midst of our sin and failure to bring good out of evil. All of us can look back on times when we sinned against the Lord, and yet the Lord used our suffering and repentance to do good things for the kingdom. We never should presume upon God's grace (Rom. 2:4), but never should we think that His grace is too small to work through even our failures (Rom. 5:20).
~ Tabletalk January 27, 2010