Our brain tends to feed us with a repetition of old thoughts. It's so easy to meditate on the past and to relive our thoughts over and over again with events we are not proud of, especially when the choices we made or did not make negatively impacted our lives - the mistakes of the past.
Regret is a trap in which the enemy tries to maintain us to prevent us from experiencing the best of God in each new day and positively impact our future and that of our children through the choices we make. done today.
But the good news is that you can be free from these burdens of the past and leave again. Every day that we have the opportunity to say "TODAY", we can confidently say, "This is the day God has made, and I will live it in gladness and joy!" (Psalm 118) : 24)
Are there people in the Bible who have experienced regret?
Job, in the midst of all the adversity that struck him, and his family.
That perish the day I was born and the night that said, "A boy is conceived!" Why am I not dead in my mother's womb? Why did I expire when I came out of his flanks? Why did I find two welcoming knees and a mother to give me a breast? (Job 3: 3,11-12)
David, after his adventure with Batscheba and the murder of this woman's husband, Uriah.
Do not look at my faults! All my wrongs, erase them! O God, create in me a pure heart! Revive in me a willing spirit! (Psalm 51: 11-12)
Peter, after denying Jesus. His regrets, according to God, led him to a true repentance that saved him.
The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered what the Lord had said to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will have denied me three times!" He slipped out and began to cry bitterly. (Luke 22: 61-62)
Judas, after betraying Jesus. His regrets led him to death. He hanged himself.
Seeing that Jesus was condemned, Judas, who had betrayed him, was remorseful: he went to report the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the people's leaders and said to them, "I have sinned by delivering an innocent man. to death ! But they replied: What does it matter to us? It's up to you! Judas threw the silver coins into the Temple, left, and went to hang himself. (Matthew 27: 3-5)
And if you feel guilty, crushed by guilt and shame because of your past mistakes, to the point of thinking about suicide as was the case with Judas, receive this saying: no sin is too great for the Lord can forgive him or be too dirty for the blood of Jesus to wash him. Suicide will never be the solution to your problem. Jesus Christ is the solution. He took all your sins to his account! Approach Him and give Him those mistakes of the past, those sins. Let it cleanse your conscience. Let Him love you and bring you back to life. Amen? There is a future, a future for you!
For I know the projects that I have conceived in your favor, declares the Eternal: they are projects of peace and not of misfortune, to assure you a future full of hope. (Jeremiah 29: 11)
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The regret that comes from God produces salvation and life
Indeed, the sadness that is good in the eyes of God produces a change of attitude that leads to salvation and that we do not regret. The sadness of the world produces death. (2 Corinthians 7: 10)
7 Encouraging Bible passages to overcome regret
The Bible offers several verses that help overcome regret. There is no better place to seek, when you need a specific word from God for your life! Here are 7 encouraging Bible verses that will help you fight the regret in your life:
He who hides his transgressions does not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them obtains mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1: 9)
I have made known to you my sin, I have not hidden my iniquity; I said, I will confess my transgressions to Jehovah! And you have erased the pain of my sin. (Psalm 32: 5)
Brothers, I do not think I have seized it; but I do one thing: forgetting what is behind and bringing me to what is ahead. (Philippians 3: 13)
Now, then, there is no condemnation for those who are united to Jesus Christ. (Romans 8: 1)
Who will accuse the elect of God? It is God who justifies! who will condemn them? Christ is dead; moreover, he is risen, he is at the right hand of God, and he intercedes for us! (Romans 8: 33-34)
Do not think about past events, and do not consider what is old. Behold, I will do something new, about to arrive: will you not know it? I will put a way in the wilderness, And rivers in solitude. (Isaiah 43: 18-19)
May the grace of God be your permanent sharing and abound in your life! In the name of Jesus ! Amen