Your Story of Redemption
By: Kristen L. McNulty
Some think that the greatest regret is to look back and think of what could have been. But for many their greatest regrets come from looking back and seeing what was.
Those moments they wish they could take back.
Those words they'd rather have left unspoken.
Those deeds they should have never carried out.
Regret over what was haunts many. And to those who carry it with them, it seems like a burden that will never be lifted.
But there's something that can change that all. And that something is what the Good News, the Gospel, is all about.
God became a man. The Creator in the person of Jesus died for those very regrets that you might carry. In the beauty of His grace He makes it so that His forgiveness doesn't just mean the removal of your sins for eternity. No it goes further than that.
His grace means that you can be freed of the burden of your regrets right here and now.
The Gospel is the most marvellous story of Redemption this world will ever see and God is waiting to write your name into the pages.
The Bible tells us that in Christ there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1).
That means no finger pointing.
No regret reminding.
No debt being held over your head.
Those voices that haunt you at night in Christ can be silenced.
That leaves you with a choice. You can continue to live up to your eyes in regret, letting each passing day bring us further down in it. Or we can stand up today by turning to God and asking for His forgiveness, then watch as He lifts us out and sets our feet on a new path:
"I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord."
That can be your story. The question all comes down to whether or not you're going to allow God to write it.
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