encouragement

Regret

A feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done defines regret. It can also be something that was left undone. Regret is always there, first in line, to occupy our mind. No matter if you seemingly did everything right, regret will find an opening.

Letting go of regret is easier said than done. As a bell cannot be un-rung, regret, so often, cannot be undone. One’s only hope is to accept what you cannot change and forgive yourself. That, too, is easier said than done. The irony is that if you don’t forgive yourself, that omission will itself become a regret.

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, (Philippians 3:13)

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A Back Pocket God

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Has the God of the Bible become a “back pocket God” to Christians today? Is He is conveniently there when needed, right behind the credit cards? Has an all-powerful God been reduced to “in case of emergency” or “if all else fails”?Are credit cards reached for before God is called upon? Is a faith in God’s provisions professed as the credit card is used to satisfy a want?

God asks us to trust Him…not our own abilities…not credit cards.

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Therefore take no thought, saying,
What shall we eat?
What shall we drink?
Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
(Matthew 6:31-33)

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