The song, “My Way,” made famous by Frank Sinatra, became a huge success and was a statement of what his life was all about. It started out, “Regrets, I’ve had a few …” OK, a few maybe, but I doubt it. Regrets for most of us, become heartbreaking. When we feel sorry for doing something that may have hurt another, it should play on our conscience. We shouldn’t be like old Blue Eyes and rely on our own deeds to get us through the messes we make in life – and I bet that he had a lot more regrets than he was ready to admit.
When we’re truly sorry for our actions and go to the one who’s in charge of every aspect our life, we can depend on forgiveness. We may not get it from the ones we’ve hurt or stepped on or insulted, but when we sincerely repent to the One who forgives completely, we can be confident that our sins – even though they may be many – have been wiped off our record.
Therefore we should not go on doing things which cause more regret. We should be thankful and rejoice in the love God has bathed us in and our gratitude should change the way we think – the way we live – the way we do.
Dear Lord, instead of it being my way, help me to live according to Your Way. Help me to realize that my works don’t earn my forgiveness. Only You can take away my sins and You did that. Let me now be grateful for what you’ve done for me. Thank you for your forgiveness and your presence in my life. Amen!