Scripture: Psalm 103:10-12, Isaiah 43:18-19
What We Usually Do with Our Regrets
- We bury our regrets.
"The man who refuses to admit his mistakes, can never be successful, but if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance." (Proverbs 28:13)
- We blame others.
"You are always ready to accuse your own brothers and find fault with them." (Psalm 50:20)
- We beat ourselves.
What We Ought To Do With Our Regrets
- Admit it.
"I said, `I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, and you forgave the guilt of my sin.'" (Psalm 32:5)
With regrets, we have tow options: confession or condemnation!
- Accept God's forgiveness.
Many people confess, but don't release their regrets.
"There is now NO condemnation for those who live in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)
- Forgive yourself and focus on the future.
"Forget the former things. Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing in your life. Now it springs up; do you not see it? I am making a way for you." (Isaiah 43:18-19)
What GOD Wants to Do With Our Regrets
- He wants to clean your conscience.
"Come, let us reason together," says the Lord. (Isaiah 1:18)
God wants to rub it out, not rub it in! (Romans 8:1)
- He wants to change your character, beginning today!