“How He Loves” by David Crowder Band was one of the first Christian songs I heard. Since then I’ve heard it probably five million times – okay, maybe not that many times, but a lot. One day a few months ago, we were singing it at church when one of the lines struck me in a way it hadn’t before. I’d sang the song dozens of times before but it was the first time the meaning of this particular line sank in.
“I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way He loves us.”
That is some powerful stuff.
As Christians – as humans – we have a tendency to dwell on our mistakes. We run through the situation over and over in our heads doing nothing but upsetting ourselves and ultimately holding ourselves back. Satan uses our guilt to make us think that we are unworthy, useless, filthy beings. But Christ tells us differently. When we belong to Him, we are precious, we are loved, we are pure. Christ died for us to be free, not to be bonded by the chains of our past mistakes and when we dwell on Christ’s love instead of our mistakes, it changes things; His love is more important than the things we’ve messed up.
The truth is, we’re going to make mistakes, but there is a difference between dwelling on them and learning from them, and in this beautiful walk with Christ, there’s no time for regrets.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
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