Wade’s Wednesday

What Is Your Biggest Regret?

By Ricky Smith

Do you have any regrets? My wife and I once spontaneously spent money we really didn’t have to join a furniture club that we would never use. We gave in to the pressure of a sales pitch and truly wasted money in our first year of marriage. Sadly, we never even purchased any furniture with our membership. What a waste! Oh well, we will chalk that up to a lesson learned.

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You may have regrets of a timeshare you bought, a job offer you declined, or a relationship you became trapped in. We often make emotional decisions that can sometimes not work out. While these regrets are painful lessons, they pale in comparison to the regret for some who reject God’s gift of peace and quiet rest. 

Hebrews 4:6-10 reflects on the story of the Israelites who were punished to 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and unable to enter into the Promised Land. This was because of their disbelief. They rejected God’s message, and constantly looked back at where they came from rather than looking to where they were headed. 

The peace from this lesson is the use of the word “Today” in Hebrews 4:7. God is faithful and forgiving and offers peace and rest to us, even if we rejected in the past.

Yesterday’s rejection can be today’s rejoicing

No matter your past, your failure, your current situation, or your degree of sin; you can walk in freedom and peace by accepting the gift of life that is made possible by Jesus’ shed blood on the cross and His resurrection. He died instead of you, so that you can walk in a new life of joy and purpose. Don’t walk with regret. Live with rejoicing. 

If you’d like to learn more about walking with God, check out this link. https://calvaryga.com/its-all-about-jesus/

Today can be your day!