Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Is there something in your life you would like to go back and change? All of us have had this thought at one time or another, ‘if I only could go back and undo that or do things differently.’ Actually, something even better can happen to our past.
Even though it is nice to think about changing things, we have to realize that God has used even our toughest times, dreadful mistakes, and shameful sins to bring us to where we are now. Much of it may have saddened Him, but in His love He is still here with us. We may have had to pay consequences, or still are, yet God and His grace never leaves us. We may not like it, but we can’t change the past.
However, God has a wonderful way for us to deal with it. He makes us brand new, and everything about us that is “old” is gone: our old ways of thinking, our old habits, our old hurts, our old sins, our old mistakes. All of them are gone through God’s love and forgiveness. We are now in Christ, and we are completely different. He has re-created us.
What would you give to go back and change things? Everything? Then give everything to God, and He will change the past. He will not undo it, but He will re-create who you are and how that past affects or has controlled you. You are new! The old is gone!