What I Know Now About Regrets

What I Know Now About Regrets

Has your mind ever been caught up in a whirlwind of what-ifs and regrets? My experiences have been more like an F5 tornado leaving my mind a barren landscape of uprooted memories and demolished dreams.

During one of my mind storms, I was struck by a lighting bolt of reality: I can’t do anything to change my past. Life is not a Hollywood fantasy. Could different decisions along the way really have changed the trajectory of my life? Wouldn’t I still end up being the same me? Would I give up all my good times just to miss a few bumps in the road?

“God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows.” — Timothy Keller

God instructs us in Isaiah 29:16, “How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say, “The potter who made me is stupid?” The Lord promises us in Psalms 103:12, “He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” And our Father informs us through Paul in Philippians 3:13-14, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

So here is my conclusion, friends. Leave the past in the past. Meet God in the fullness of your daily moments. Rely on His promises to enlighten your future. Allow storms to pass as you let the light of Christ break through any clouds of doubt.

How do you meet God in your daily life? Please share in the comments below.

Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.

Matthew 8:23-26 NLT

2 responses to “What I Know Now About Regrets”

  1. I love the Keller quote… it’s one of my favorites! The way I meet God in my daily life is intentionally setting aside a few minutes each day to read uplifting devotions, like yours, and some scripture. Usually doing so inspires me to write, pray, hear from, and connect to God. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Tiffany. I also enjoy beginning with a devotion and I find your posts especially encouraging.

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