August 20, 2010


"Regrets" keeps coming over. She will not go away. She knocks and I won't let her in. So she stands in the windows or gets in the house and hides in the closet. When we least expect her, she jumps out quickly with her finger pointing and her tongue wagging.

"You shoulda, You coulda, why didn't ya?"

OH! Get out! Go away!

She provokes and pokes and irritates. We are left with an emptiness...tired...

I remember something...

a story in the Esau had regrets.

For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. Heb 12:7

God comforts us. Our regrets, painful as they are, thankfully do not have eternal consequences. We cannot go back...but we can go forward. There is hope.

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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:13-14

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts,

Hebrews 3:15a


  1. You have perfectly personified regrets. Oh, how she wants us to feel stupid and guilty; very opposite of what God wants us to believe.
    Those verses are powerful truth. We are forgiven, washed, and free from any guilt. Whatever shortcomings we had in the past, He is able to forgive us for His love covers a multitude of sins.

    Another verse that I claim when regrets starts to nag:"All things work together for good to those who love God."


  2. That's a great verse...thank you for the encouragement and the reminder dear Ruth.

    Love to you.

  3. Mrs. Santos,

    I can relate to this post all too well.

    -Lady Rose

  4. What an uplifting post. Thank you, I needed that. (o:


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