How would you complete the following, “I wish that I had…”? These are words of regret. And all of us have things in our past that we wish we could change.
But God, in His grace and mercy, says that He will “restore to [them] the years that the locust hath eaten…ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God…” (Joel 2:25-26)
They had regrets. They had things they wished they could change. They had mistakes that cost them dearly. But God graciously offered them an opportunity to repent (v.12-17) and, as a result, He would restore what was lost.
I don’t know what regrets you have. I don’t know what mistakes you have made. I don’t know what you wish you could change about the past. But I bet there’s a lot. However, if you have God in your life and if you genuinely turn to Him and believe on Jesus, He can restore what was lost. He can give you a new life, a new future, and a new relationship with God.