Painful circumstances are a result of our own bad choices. Learning from our mistakes and allowing God to change our lives is still possible. God is a gracious God and responds to your prayer of forgiveness.
- Ascertain what need you were seeking to have met through your behaviour. “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.” (Psalm 51:6)
- Align your thinking with God’s thinking by engaging in daily Bible reading and Scripture meditation and memorization. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)
- Apply the truths of God’s Word to your life. “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4–5)
- Act out of your identity in Christ. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
- Associate with others who are seeking to live lives that are pleasing to God. “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1–2)