Proverbs 3:3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.
Regret can be like a sword that cuts two ways. it can pierce our soul, acknowledging our wrongdoing for which we are truly regretful. The other side is being found out and harboring resentment that we have been found out.
In our current circumstances, regretfulness is usually associated with the discovery we have a problem and wishing it wasn’t true. Regret lingers in the bosom of self-pity.
Wishing things were different won’t change them. Wishing you didn’t make that bad choice, behave the way you did won’t obliterate the truth. Only a serious approach to the recovery process is going to change the things that need changing.
If we regret that we have made an attempt, unsuccessfully to change, then we need to give serious attention to the good news being presented by The Twelve Steps. Commitment to our Higher Power, our sin forgiving Saviour dares us not to treat the recovery process lightly. We are in a life-threatening war for our lives. Jesus tells us in John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
It is now tome to stop wishing things were different and applying what we learn.