“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:37 (ESV)
I know it’s an easy thing to look back at the past and be filled with regrets. I have as many or more than most people, because I let myself get sucked into an ugly situation that ended up causing a lot of pain to me and those around me. There was a time when not a day would go by that I wouldn’t wish that I could go back and change it. But I have grown to realize something…and that is that God is for us. FOR US. And being God, and being that He is for us, He does something unique for Himself. He uses ALL things for His own glory, even my sick, sinful actions and those of the people that I used to wish I’d never met.
So yes, maybe things would be different if I hadn’t met “X”, or if I hadn’t done “Y”…but then, a lot of things that have occurred in and through me might not have happened, and believe it or not, out of the ruins of my depravity, God has worked many beautiful things. The other people, who knows. God will have to do what He does and let the pieces fall where they may. But as for me, I’ll just give thanks… Des