Dear Younger Me,
No amount of regret can change the past. It doesn’t help you to sit in the “should haves” and “would haves.” You know a God who makes beauty from ashes, and that includes your wrong choices and your messy ways of handling problems in your life. Ask Him to hold all your regret and rewrite it, rejoicing in His goodness that He can right wrongs and also help you to see the good where your mind might see everything wrong. And He’s big enough to handle that. Your enemy would love for you to sit in the places where you wish you would have made different choices, instead of reveling in God who lavishes grace and mercy and turning your eyes to Him. Choose joy and rest in His forgiveness, and choose instead walking with Him by quiet waters instead of staring at a sea of regret.