All of us to some degree deal with guilt in our lives. This is because we’re born into a sinful world and we do sinful things. But when we come to Christ, the old is gone and the new has come (2 Cor. 5:17). Have you ever thought about how wonderful the grace of God is? Immediately after you do something wrong, that sin has already been washed away and never once counted against you. It’s as if it never happened!
So yes, none of us deserve to be thankful for what we have. But when God sees us, He sees the imputed righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ. And because of that, He sees you as perfectly clean and sinless. Friend, God doesn’t want you or me to dwell on the past or to live in guilt. He wants us to enjoy His blessings and be thankful for them!