I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. ~Luke 15:10
My dear child, put away vain thoughts and regrets. I know all your way–and I have never abandoned you, no matter how far you strayed from the straight path of My will. Let this be a cause of rejoicing and thanksgiving, even as you mourn the folly of your self-directed course. Repentance is forward-looking, not backward-gazing. I am God, and still restore the locust-eaten years. Your great need, My child, is more faith in Me. ~Hal M. Helms, Echoes of Eternity
Thank you, Father (and Hal), I really needed to hear that today.