I’d like to preface this post, with a dedication of this post to my Dad. It is based on a conversation we had, when The Lord had put it on my heart just to give him a call, you know, just to see how he was doing. Dad is eighty five, and doing well for his age, I can only hope I will be doing as well when or if I am blessed enough to reach his age. We shot the breeze for a while about how everyone was doing, and him being an avid RV’er, about his and my step-mothers, (of whom I must say is taking great care of him), up and coming trip to the coast of California. Without having to get too personal, we talked about the passing of my real mother, and how it came to pass, because of the condition of my Mother-in-law, whom I love dearly. I’ve been married to her daughter for thirty eight years, so I’ve known her for some almost forty years. It pains all of the family to see her going through the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. We solicit your continued prayers, if you believe in the power of prayer through Christ Jesus. My dad was saying, as he often does, if the conversation goes in the direction, that he, like so many of us do, regrets some of the decisions he made in the past, and some of the things he had done. After he was done, I commented on the fact that, and we agreed, not letting go of the past breeds a since of “Remorse”. Remorse, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs, and I will add, bad decisions. If you are not careful, remorse will not allow you to forgive yourself to the point you will find it impossible to find true peace in your life. It will eat at you, and the Devil, if you understand his reality, will use it as a weapon against you all of the remaining days of your life. This is the beauty of knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. If you have sinned against Him or someone, the Word of God says, if you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins, and to cleans you of all unrighteousness, I John 1:9. If you believe in God and His word, you can be freed of all “Remorse”, and move on in peace with your life. Satan is the accuser of the brethren, and he will us whom ever he can to accuse you, or remind you of your past wrongs. But God will not, He cast our repented sins into the pool of forgetfulness. If you then can’t forgive yourself, you exalt yourself above the throne of God, which is impossible, and you shall never find peace in your life. Thus the question mark after “Remorse” in the title. Do have “Remorse” in your life, are you full of it to running over? Are you incapacitated by it? If so, it is time for you to meet Jesus at the cross. He is there waiting to forgive your sins, save your soul, and remove your “Remorse”.
Thanks Dad for the great conversation! I love you very much.