Living With Remorse

If your heart is right
You will feel remorseful for any wrong you’ve done
But once you have asked for forgiveness 1
And changed your ways
Should you be living with remorse?
I don’t think so, especially if God doesn’t hold sin against you anymore 2


But sometimes the negative past creeps in your mind
And over and over replays your sin
Many times the past can’t be fixed
Yet, the mind wants to bring up bad memories and past enemies
Against this, what are the remedies?


Accept God’s forgiveness for your sins and then forgive yourself
Focus on life in the present and future
Remind yourself of the good deeds you’ve done
Engage in activities that bring you joy and laughter
Talk to someone about past mistakes if it’s therapeutic
And seek other things that will put living with remorse behind you.


Scripture references:
1 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.