Game half-over? Is there anyone who hasn’t felt the sting of regret and discovered just how bitter it is to live with the thought that if only we hadn’t done this or said that we’d be a whole lot happier at the moment?
Think about it. Doing and the regret are connected over time, with doing on one far end and regret on the other. If only we could link these two things more closely; if only each of us had the power to start over when the end did not suit our intentions.
God’s Word tells us: “But now that (the child) is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:20-24).
The Bible teaches us that what is done is done. There is no use in going back and reliving it or redoing it. God has one direction in life for us and that is forward, not backward. When we sin, it is good to realize that the game is not over, only half over. With repentance and sorrow for our sin, God gives us an opportunity to “face” our sin with the knowledge that there doesn’t need to be a repeat of it in the “second half” of our lives.
“I pray today in Jesus name that when we sin and look back on what we have done, we realize that God has given us the opportunity to see our sin and apply it to our lives. Facing sin helps us to avoid it again. Amen!”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com