How does someone who believes in a sovereign God handle regrets? I believe the first and have the latter. It’s a conundrum.
I believe God’s purpose was served by my bad decisions throughout life sometimes in ways that are clear and sometimes not so much. I also believe God was dishonored by these very same decisions.
I would go back make different choices about hundreds of things. But I wouldn’t give up the wisdom, discipline, and blessings God has brought through my bad decisions. God has grown me through my foolishness, but I still wish I hadn’t been a fool.
So am I to regret, to be thankful, to be . . .what?
This much is certain, without a sovereign God my foolishness would be for naught. I would compound it with foolishness. It’s the way sin works. It would be a hopeless spot.
Since God is sovereign I have hope. I can move ahead. I can marvel. And I still regret.