That’s a tough word, isn’t it?
Some of us have experienced it more than others.
It’s when all of the "Wish I hadn’ts" meet up with the "Wish I hads" and decide to have a party with the "Remember what you dids" and the "It’s all your faults."
That’s not a pretty crowd to be around……
It’s devastating really, if we allow it to be so.
When the heaviness of remembering the past becomes great enough, it keeps us stationary, as though we have a giant backpack on our shoulders, filled to the seams.
Every time we try to move forward, the weight we feel holds us back.
While recognizing our mistakes in order to repent and ask forgiveness is important, allowing them to control us for the rest of our lives does no good at all.
The Bible says,
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
If we have asked God to forgive us of those things we regret, then He has done so.
Forgiving other people or forgiving ourselves—
Which seems harder?
Think for a moment—would God want us to live, day after day, standing still under the weight of regret?
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