From Stacy Hord-Hulm:
Some of you are bearing a lot of guilt from past mistakes. Some of you parents feel you could have done better, Some of you feel that your marriage failure is your fault. Some of you spent years in an addiction and now you see the fallout on your family. So now you carry a heavy load, feeling that you could have changed the present if you just would have been better in the past.
Maybe - and maybe not. I've counseled many women who "did it right," waiting for marriage to have sex, and their husbands still left them for other women. I seen great parents who did everything right, only to watch their kids make life-altering mistakes. I've seen perfect drivers hit by drunk drivers. I've seen innocent people hurt by malicious people.
But no matter what happens in our lives, whether it was our own fault or the fault of someone else, THERE IS GRACE! And there is redemption.
Do you think if you would have done it "Perfectly" you and your family wouldn't have any troubles now? Don't you know that affliction comes to everyone and it's even a useful part of God's work in our lives? Don't you realize that God can work our mistakes into a beautiful, redemptive story?
It's time to stop carrying that load!!! Okay, you messed up! But God knew that way before we were even born and provided forgiveness and redemption for us through Jesus. So cast your burdens on Him, and move on! Stop predicting what could have been and dwell in the beautiful present where God is with you right now! If you're in a financial pit, he's in it with you! If you're going through a divorce, he's going through it with you! If you're in a well of depression, he's not leaving you! and His plan is to BRING YOU OUT!
You cannot change the past, but God can SURE change your future and your family's future! Receive the grace of Jesus and cast your cares on him today!