Lent Devotion April 8-Regrets

Lent Devotion

April 8


One of my favorite commercials is the one where a guy is getting a tattoo, and when he looks at the finished product it says, “No Regerts.”

How many times have you heard someone say they have no regrets in life? Every once in a while, I hear that from someone, and I wonder if it’s just bravado or if they really mean it. It’s not healthy to live your life bogged down by the mistakes you’ve made, but to go through life with no regrets means that you either think yourself to be perfect, or you’re a psychopath who has no conscience.
We all have regrets. We’ve all done things we look back on and wish like anything we could change. That’s something most of us realize even if Romans 3:23 didn’t remind us that “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
    But while we can’t change the past, we can do something about today—and tomorrow. Romans 8:1 says, “There is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We don’t have to wallow in our past mistakes. We can focus on doing better today and tomorrow.”
    As you pray today, thank God for the fact that—because of Jesus—we can have forgiveness for the things we regret, and don’t have to dwell on them forever.

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