I received Jesus as my Savior as a child. When I was in my teens, I stepped outside of that faith and ventured to do things independently. I was like the prodigal son. Yesterday, I had a fleeting thought that took me back to my past, giving me a feeling of regret, but Jesus quickly reminded me of Peter. Peter denied Jesus three times and went on to become the creator of the church. He had first-hand knowledge of Jesus, walked with him physically, knew, without a doubt, he was God, and still rejected him because he feared man. Jesus forgave him. The next time you look back on your life with regret, stop! You are forgiven! We are very weak as humans, and Jesus knows that, yet still, he loves us and draws us close. So today, if you are feeling vulnerable in faith, remember Peter!
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, Colossians 1:21-22