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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:22 AM

What is the best way to handle regret over past sin and bad decisions?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:22 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:22 AM

First, the Bible tells us that when we ask for forgiveness of sin God provides absolution and there is no more atonement for sin necessary (Hebrews 10:18) This means you ask for forgiveness one time for each sin and you don't need to do anything else. This is possible because the Bible tells us that in Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood (because of the cross) for the forgiveness of sin (Ephesians 1:7). In other words God made a way. The Bible goes on to say that if we are faithful to ask for forgiveness He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1John 1:9). Micah 7:19 tells us that God will once again have compassion upon us, will tread our sins underfoot, and will hurl our iniquities (sins) into the depth of the sea. God tells us in Hebrews 10:17 that He will remember our sins no more! So if you have asked for forgiveness you have received forgiveness and God remembers your sin no more why would you choose to live with past regret, God doesn’t.

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