Dreams – Regrets
Over the last couple of weeks, I have had a few discussions on dreams and regrets. Not in the same conversations, but it made me think of the dreams that were not fulfilled. It also made me realize I now have new dreams because the old ones do not exist.
With that being said, it also made me question whether or not I have had regrets. We all have had regrets, but how do we handle them?
We certainly cannot change the past. We all have had dreams and goals about the future with our spouse. So how do we handle that? We may need to come to terms with what has happened and except what we cannot change. Psalm 37:4 states: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
You may feel hopeless with the unfulfilled dreams. However, as you look toward the future, focus on your dreams and the light which God will bring you through. 2 Peter 1:16 reads: You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
May I suggest you remember the good times and memories you had! Many of you had children together. Perhaps you were able to do a lot of traveling. Or perhaps you were great at hosting events together. What adventures did the two of you do together, with family or with friends?
But what about the regrets? We all have things we have done which we wished we would not have. How and what do we do about those regrets is up to us. I am one that believes we learn from our past mistakes. Thank goodness we are forgiven. Mark 11:24 reads: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
With the life changing events you have had, what are some things you want to do? What are your interests or things you put aside years ago that you may want to try? Consider joining a health club, book club or a Bible Study. Perhaps invite another new widow for coffee…. Psalm 37:4 says: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Remember God has his arms wrapped around you and is there for you each step of the way. We cannot change the past but there is light in your darkness and that light is God!
May you let go of your regrets and look forward to your dreams. God has a plan for each of you!