The feeling of regret can be so overwhelming and distressing. Knowing whom to trust to talk to about it can be even more difficult. As humans, we are always the hardest on ourselves and so we do need other people to talk to help sort things out. They can help us think through our feelings, and help us know what to do next. There may be consequences from our choices that we have to deal with, and having some help and wisdom of how to do this is important, so we don’t end up in deeper trouble.
Is there someone in your life such as a youth pastor, youth leader, a parent, or friend that you trust? Talk to someone who you trust deeply and who will point you in the direction of Jesus. When we do something we regret we need to find people who show us Jesus’ grace. This can be a time where you feel so sensitive and worried about how that person will see you now. But a good friend or mentor can show you that you’re loved and forgiven. Again it is all about a person that you’d be comfortable with.
Know that God convicts us (that’s how we know something we are doing is a bad decision) but he never makes you feel guilty or wants you to live with shame. Guilt does not change your heart but conviction and God’s love does. He forgives you! And wants you to move forward and be free. Don’t let this situation keep you from God, but let it help draw you closer again to God’s truth and the goodness of his grace.