Most of us know the sting of regret - wishing we hadn't said that, or hadn't done this, or hadn't hit send. With an apology or a change of course, we can ease those regrets. But some of us know a much deeper kind of regret for things in our past that we cannot change and many of us are owned by those regrets. In this message, Joel Thomas tells us what the apostle Paul - a man who had a past full of regret - says about the path to freedom from our past regret.
Part 2: Secret Sauce
We tend to give ourselves a pass on our attitudes when circumstances don't go our way. We spill coffee on a dress shirt or have a bad morning commute or are bothered by allergies and we think it makes it okay to treat everyone around us like they're in our way. But sometimes deeper circumstances rock our worlds - the bad diagnosis, the layoff, the death of a loved one. Whether temporary or life-altering, the Bible offers wisdom to help us find contentment despite our circumstances.
Part 3: Don't Worry, Be Asking
Finish the following sentence with almost anything and it has the power to create endless stress and anxiety: What if . . .? What if I don't get the job? What if he never calls me back? What if it's not just a headache?
Our worry can create infinite worst-case scenarios. Psychologists have proven that worry leads to irrational decisions. Scientists have proven it can shorten our lives. But is not worrying really an option?
In this message, Joel Thomas uncovers what the Bible prescribes as the solution to our worry - an antidote that the apostle Paul says works every time.