Inevitably loss is a part of life. Loss comes in all shapes and sizes, but whether great or small we feel the pain of regret. When left unresolved emotional heartache can grow. This leaves individuals feeling empty and vulnerable. Some withdraw from other people for fear of further disappointment and hurt.
However, we don’t have to live with unrelenting sadness. Instead, we can choose to make the journey from sorrow to renewed hope. Our regret can be reformed.
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How Long, O LORD?
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Thanks to my friend, Pastor Joe Terreri, for his sermon “Pain and Praise,” which inspired this message (December 27, 2020).