Regret is a killer. It kills hope and attacks faith. Regret is the gnarled hands of the guilty or disappointed past reaching up from a shallow grave to choke the present. It can destroy relationships, health, even sanity. Regret can make us nervous and passive or aggressive and angry. Regret feeds cynicism, bitterness, distrust of others, and depression. In some souls, regret floods the future with fear. You and I must kill regret before it kills us. If only I had done that differently, not said that, made a better choice, believed in Jesus sooner.
From the Pastor's Desk
Staggering depravity and lies confront us daily. Like Daniel, we should blush and be ashamed over our sins, deeply embarrassed by the sins of our people (Dan. 9:5-14). To lose the ability to blush should horrify us (Jer. 6:15; 8:12). It is sign of a “seared conscience,” branded by wickedness (1 Tim. 4:2), hardened and scabbed over by so much contagion that it can no longer discern right from wrong. Unless God redeems that man or people, it will descend lower into the abyss of sin.