Don’t Waste Your Life In Regret!

Don’t Waste Your Life In Regret!

“His mercies begin afresh each morning.”  La 3:23 NLT

Are you living with regret over the time you’ve wasted, the opportunities you’ve squandered, the sins you’ve committed, and the relationships you’ve destroyed? Regret is a waste of time, unless it teaches you wisdom and fuels your resolve to do better next time. And as long as you’re breathing, there will be a “next time.” The Bible describes God this way: “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” So how should you handle regret? By doing three things: (1) Recall. Stop and consider the actions, thoughts, and emotions that drove you to do what you did. Take an honest inventory of your mistakes. Own them! There’s no solution in excuses. When Adam was confronted with his sin, he hid in the bushes. When David was confronted with his, he said, “I’m guilty before God.” Follow David’s example. (2) Repent. The Bible says, “Godly sorrow worketh repentance” (2Co 7:10). When you’re caught in a cycle of repeated sin, a glib “Now I lay me down to sleep” kind of prayer won’t help you. Sin hurts God, hurts you, and hurts others. The idea behind repentance is to get you to where you loathe sin, and decide to renounce and forsake it. (3) Refocus. One of the Bible’s central themes is “resurrection.” That means you can rise again. God said in His Word, “Forget…what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new” (Isa 43:17-18 TM). It’s a new day with a new opportunity to get your life together and move on to greater things. Don’t waste it looking back in regret!

3 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Howdy exceptional blog! Does running a blog like this take a lot of work?
I've no knowledge of programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog
soon. Anyhow, should you have any suggestions or techniques for new blog owners please share.

I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply had to ask.

Mon, June 3, 2019 @ 3:03 PM

2. wrote:
I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at this
web site is really fastidious.

Fri, June 7, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

3. wrote:
Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you made blogging look easy. The overall look
of your site is fantastic, as well as the content!
pof natalielise

Mon, July 22, 2019 @ 1:40 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

The Daily Encouraging Word Online

If you like to receive The Daily Encouraging Word online, it is available by email subscription or by daily Facebook and Twitter posts. Please click on the links below for options on getting the Daily Encouraging Word. For questions email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Facebook

The Daily Encouraging Word via Twitter

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World