Regret and Fear

I’m having a love/hate thing with Facebook.  For all of its drama and time drain, it is an outlet for me to transfer weirdness from my head into cyberspace.  And for some odd reason this is therapy.

This morning I awoke in a funk.  Some of you may know of my personal issues.  More on that later.  But if I let my emotions rule me, the sadness of the past AND the fear of the unknown future paralyzes me.  The Bible is clear on this, but for me it’s often not so easy to just claim scripture.


And in this look back and look forward phenomenon, I step all over today. This unfortunate dance will occur tomorrow and the next day and the next….the momentum of this unhealthy behavior can spiral away from me.

So in my desperate search for a Holy perspective, I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the following Facebook status this morning – “Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your today.”

My friend Amy asked if she could quote me.  Ha.  Running the risk of sounding pious, I asked her to attribute the quote the the Holy Spirit.  It was very kind of Amy to encourage me with her Facebook comment, but her request really stopped me in my track!  Father, anything good in me, of me, or through me is YOU!!!  How in the WORLD can we take credit?  He is speaking to us, every moment of every day.  And today I sensed Him reminding me that the past is the past.  The future is His to unfold.  And He has given me just enough grace, just enough insight, just enough strength and joy for today.

Rest my friend.  Your Daddy has BIG arms.  There is no need to spend a moment of your life in regret or worry about tomorrow when you are right with your Creator.  He has an adventure for you TODAY.

Exhale….

Regret and Fear