When was the last time you looked back a situation and said, “What if… ?”
From the time we’re very young we start having ‘regrets’. We start thinking what if I had not said that. What if I had not done that. What if I had chosen something different. Regret is one of the most common, negative feelings human beings experience.
Everyone has regrets! Psalm 51 is a prayer about David’s regret over adultery and murder. And what about Peter? When he realized what he had done he went away and wept bitterly, Luke 22:61-62. (Can you even imagine what Jesus’ long glance did to him?)
The good thing about having regret is it shows we’re paying attention to our shortcomings, yes, even our sins. It’s knowing that something went wrong, something’s not right. Thinking what could I have done instead of what I did prepares us for the next time the situation occurs.
But then… Get rid of it! Take it to the cross and leave it there. Quit mulling over it and over it and over it… (satan loves that because it takes our focus off Jesus). Pray David’s prayer:
Blessings to you and yours!
(Click on the picture above to hear Keith Green’s beautiful rendition of this prayer.)
I’m joining many others at 5-Minute Friday. Join us there!
COME LET US WORSHIP
Fellow seekers and worshippers if you do not know my Jesus and this worship experience moved you to know more of him…Do you understand that we all sin? Do you believe that Christ died for those sins and is the One and Only, Son of God? Are you ready to be washed and made whiter than snow? Ready to grow in knowledge and understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ? The say the following prayer out loud, wherever you are. Then let another believer know so you can become a part a worshipping fellowship. I welcome you as a part of my forever family. You have received the crown of life eternal.
Heavenly Father I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge my sins and ask Your forgiveness for them. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, that He died to save me from sin, that I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven. I believe that You have forgiven me and want to bring glory and honor to You. According to Your gracious and merciful spirit I will proclaim that I AM SAVED. Amen and amen!
If you have determined to accept Jesus as you personal Savior and One and Only God, let me know. I’d love to stay in contact.
Because He lives I (we) to shall live!
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