Regrets brings despair, sorrow, and hopelessness. We battle thoughts of defeat, if only I had not done that; if only I had handled that better; if only I had not missed that opportunity, if only … When we dwell on our pasts, we get stuck in places we no longer occupy. Recalling God’s faithfulness brings encouragement and empowerment.
When the Spirit of God convicts us of yesterday’s errors, He does it with love and healing. He leads us to repent and to move forward. When satan condemns us, he brings shame and condemnation which hinders our progress. Receiving God’s forgiveness, and forgiving ourselves, produces freedom. It might take time, but God carries us through the process with care and patience.
As a new creation in Christ Jesus, we walk free from our past. Our story of redemption replaces our history of regrets. By God’s grace, we make the most out of today. By His mercy, new mistakes are covered by His blood. When we stay present in our tasks and relationships, we find peace and rest, from glory to glory!
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”