Regret. Just saying it breaks my heart. The world of what could have been that can no longer be. Where saying sorry isn’t enough, for the damage is irreparable. Why can’t it be just like paying back a debt, you may ask? Because scars don’t heal, they fade. A constant reminder of what we did wrong that can never be right again. We, as people, can’t avoid making mistakes. It’s hard-coded into us. And sadly enough, it’s even harder to correct them. Why? As I’ve said before, we’re bound to make mistakes, so we can never fully repair something that’s broken. Also, we remember the faults of a person a lot better than we can with anything else.
Thankfully, God isn’t like that with us. He knows that we make mistakes and yet, He’s still there for us. He knows that we have flaws and yet, He never judges us. He knows we can’t pay back the debt for sinning, so He gave His only Son to save us. You see, God is faithful and wants only the best for us, despite all that we’ve done in return. So, back to regret. Why is it such an awful feeling? It’s because deep down, we hate disappointing Him. We hate that we could have done better, that if we did this or that, maybe things would have been different. What I say to that is just let it go already. It’s done and the only thing we can do right here and now is say sorry. Because under any circumstance, saying sorry is a million times better than saying nothing at all. Right, God?
“So, what if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember that someone has something against you? Leave your gift there and go make peace with that person. Then come and offer your gift.”
Matthew 5 : 23-24