I Wish Life Turned Out Differently!

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Sometimes, I want a do over for my life. Sometimes, I am discontent with my life. And sometimes, it extends to the relationships I have going on in my life. It isn’t romanticism I am chasing after.

Tonight as I reflect on a failed relationship, I am reminded that… I, too, have regrets. It sounds noble and goal oriented mature to say I have no regrets.

You hear people say that all the time, but how do we handle life’s misfortune and those regrets?

I am choosing to cling to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am choosing to believe the promise of Romans 8:28 and Genesis 50:20 – that it will all be used for good. Not only some of it, because I need the Lord to utilize every ounce of hurt I feel over failed relationships. I need Him to use it all for my future relationships and so so so much more!

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28, NLT).

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people (Genesis 50:20).

So tonight, I am accepting that I have regrets as I more wholeheartedly trust my Savior Jesus Christ. As I face many days of my unbalanced mental health, I choose Jesus Christ and His mighty promises that are eternally true. They are not only good for this moment of pain, but provide everlasting hope and promises. By the time Jesus Christ returns again, He will fulfill every single promise I am clinging to 

. . . and even though I am not clinging to.. Even the ones, I unknowingly am afraid to hold onto.