"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
Have you ever done something you've regretted? Have you ever said something, and wished you could have captured your words before they entered the atmosphere? We've all done things we're not proud of. Regret is a part of being human.
When we do things we regret, what should we do? How do we make things right? We can apologize, we can be sorry, we can go above and beyond the call of duty to try and "pay-back" the people we've wronged. But in the end, what's said has been said, what's done has been done, and there is no way to erase the damage it may have caused. When we do things we regret, there is no possible way to make it right. No way, that is, apart from God.
Only God can turn circumstances into good. He can erase them like they never happened.
I am continually amazed by the grace of God. He gives so much grace, it covers every sin, every bad thing said, and every regret we've ever had. Anything I try to do by myself is stifled by the message of trusting God for the outcome, no matter what my wrong has been. Sometimes our wrongs separate us from others. Sometimes they may have painful consequences. But we can trust our God to make whatever it is right and to make our hearts clean again.
What needs to be made right in your life? Are there circumstances, events, or situations you've regretted? Turn to God and ask Him for forgiveness. And then trust Him for the outcome. He is more than able to right any wrong.
Related resource: The Ancient Paths, by Craig Hill
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