Sarah of Jerusalem to Jericho writes on taking the blame, saying sorry, and still finding confidence that you are loved:
One thing that makes all of this easier is the assurance of love and forgiveness. God loves us so much that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners! We do not need to be mortified by our every mistake to the extent that we try to hide what we have done wrong. God is not an abuser, and we are not playing some twisted, life-long game of “gotcha!” We are loved intimately by a God who knows every hair on our head and every thought inside of it. Being so deeply and intimately loved is what gives us our freedom in Christ – freedom to admit our wrongdoing, and thus freedom to be reconciled to those whom we have wronged.
A much needed reminder today, and everyday.