I'm learning so many lessons from my Father in His parable, "The Prodigal Son," which I think is a perfect subject to write about because it is the truth and it is all about grace.
The truth is, you can always turn around and go Home.
No matter how deep in the pigpen mire you may be, when you come to yourself, and say I'm going back to my Father, you can. If there was something you've done, some perversion you participated in, that was so terrible God couldn't forgive ... that would make that sin greater than God, and we know that is not true.
Our God is all powerful and can defeat any chain of sin trying to hold us back.
There is only one thing that would keep Him from forgiving and that would be if we didn't ask. He has given us free choice and He will never force us to come to Him. (I do think sometimes He arranges events that would turn our thoughts toward home ...)
Don't forget the turn around part, though. So many think they can whisper a prayer and keep on in their sin and it will be okay.
God is a holy righteous God and cannot abide sin. Don't think He will wink and look the other way.
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But if you make up your mind and turn towards the way Home - away from all the bad stuff - He will help, lead and guide.
Which is what grace is all about, my friend. No, the prodigal didn't deserve royal treatment from the Father, but he got it anyway because the Father loves so much.