Having regrets

By Verna Pollock

For the Daily News

Have you ever said, “If only I had” or “I knew better but I didn’t do it?” We’ve all experienced misgivings.

A relative returned from his winter retreat to find his garage had collapsed with the weight of snow.

Damage to a second car was minimal, but overall it was a big mess.

He said, “When I heard about heavy snowfall here I wondered if the garage would hold up, but I did nothing about it.” Now he is faced with a major cleanup and costly repairs.

We are all so much the same in many ways. We know the right thing to do but we don’t do it.

We have the opportunity to know how God wants us to live. The Bible, the church, other believers are all resources to help us live the Christian life.

Yet we neglect His instructions because we are “too busy” or perhaps just lazy and so our spiritual house collapses and produces insurmountable chaos. Where and how, does one begin the cleanup and restoration?

The Bible says that if we confess our sins God is faithful to forgive and cleanse all who come to Him. (1 John 1:9) As you read and study His word you will find that God’s grace gives us the instructions to renew the structure of our lives. He makes a wonderful masterpiece out of the ruins.

Be alert, aware of the enemy and the pitfalls he has in mind and flee to the Rock. Rebuild your life on Him and you will have no regrets.

Matthew 7: 24-26 relates the story of the “wise” man who built his house on the rock and the “foolish” man built on sand. When the storm raged the house on the rock stood firm.