So there’s this letter I wrote to someone who really hurt me. At first I didn’t have the purpose to read it to the person, I just wanted to get all my thoughts and feelings out. I’ve never cried so much writing anything.
It was a long letter. Two pages, typed. It made me really vulnerable. I wrote about how I was hurt, why I was hurt, and how I was going to move on with my life staring now.
I ended up reading the letter to the intended person. I didn’t exactly get the closure I wanted, I just ended up hurting someone’s ego. So I prayed. I prayed that I would completely let it go. There was no point in regretting it now. I knew what I said in the letter needed to said, that it was true, and I felt better. But the situation still left me feeling guilty and unsettled.
For the first time in two months, I resumed my Bible reading. And God answered my prayers:
“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. I did regret it- I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while- yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” -2 Corinthians 7:8-10.
I feel MUCH better. Now hopefully this boy finds Jesus.