Sipping my coffee, listening to Hillsong, scribbling in my journal this morning, like a basic Christian and God gave me this so strongly on my heart. I hope it encourages someone that may be going through the same thing as me.
Forgiveness from God does not mean we don't deal with the consequences of our actions. God will love us through the storm of the consequences from our own doing. He will use our mess for good. What you're going through (what I'm going through) is not a punishment from God, it's a direct result of our (my) choices. He loves us so much that He is willing to use even our most negative experiences to turn to testimony and back to His glory. He's that good