Does a particular regret continue to taunt you? Certain disappointments can replay through my mind. Recently, a regret slipped in as fear, dread, and self-reprobation. Do you have decisions you wish you could do over?
I know Jesus paid for my sins, but sometimes I’ve felt I must pay for my mistakes. While there are consequences to our actions, I love how the stories of biblical heroes and heroines showcase a God who is bigger than our sins and mistakes.
- If the father in Luke 15 could reinstate his prodigal son with a party after he’d intentionally squandered his inheritance and indulged in immoral behavior won’t my Father work mistakes done in ignorance together for our good and His glory?
- Since Jesus erases our sins, can’t we trust Him to redeem our mistakes? God declares, “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again” (Isaiah 43:25 NLT).
Obsessing over our mistakes creates a barrier in our closeness with God. It shows lack of faith in His promises.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28 NLT).”
Everything includes my sins and errors in judgment.
If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us…. No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us” (Romans 8: 31-34, 37 NLT).
Since God will never think of our sins again, should we? Since He doesn’t condemn us, dare we entertain accusations against His chosen child?If Jesus can erase my sins, I can trust Him to redeem my mistakes. Click To Tweet
Thoughts that call you stupid and beyond repair aren’t from the Lord. Your situation is not hopeless. You are a super-conqueror through Christ.
Regret sent the prodigal son back into the outstretched arms of his father. May it do the same for us.
Thank you, Lord Jesus for working all my bad choices, those done in ignorance and intentionally, together for my good. I can’t undo my past, but I bring You the concerns they’ve caused. Name them.
Grant me the grace to discipline my mind and ponder Your promises. By Your grace I choose to trust You with my past, present, and future. Amen.
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