Wasted time on regrets and fears

Don’t waste the gift of life on past regrets and future fears! I am challenging you not to waste time and energy dwelling on failures and fears.
Focus on past regrets leads us into the pit of guilt and depression. Dwelling on future fears paralyzes us with anxiety and distress. These are disabling emotions that cripple our effectiveness for God and others.
We must see these feelings as intruders and thieves intent on stealing joy from our lives.

I am not suggesting that we ignore the past or become cavalier about the future. Resting in God’s forgiveness is not an excuse for ignoring consequences of past actions. But the only thing we can change about the past is how we let it effect the future. Likewise, trusting in God as an alternative to anxiety should not be justification for indifference or laziness.

The point of importance is that we must not allow an idolatrous attachment to past regrets and future fears. We must not live in a way that discounts or diminishes the greatness of God’s grace and promises.

Live before God and in God today! Jesus never promised a trouble-free life to His followers. He said, “Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

Yes, normal life in a sinful world involves elements of vulnerability, threat, and suffering. Sudden changes, rejection, loss of health, aging, financial collapse, crime, accidents, failure, broken dreams — these are common causes of sadness and anxiety for all people.

In the midst of these experiences, God offers himself as “a refuge and strength – an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1;Hebrews 4:16).

Build into your life regular application of Psalm 62:8 and Hebrews 4:16. This is one of the best ways to conquer the enemies of failure and fear.

See also – Four Dimensions of life and Resolve Anxiety through worship

Steve Cornell

About Wisdomforlife

Just another worker in God's field.
This entry was posted in Anxiety, Assurance, Comfort, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Devotions, Emotions, Encouragement, Faith, Fear. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Wasted time on regrets and fears

  1. valentina says:

    Right to the point! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this matter! 😀 The world should read this. It’s so TRUE and so REAL.

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