Regret tells you that your drinking problem destroyed your family. Testimony comes from a place of repentance; it tells you that though you could have had one drink too many and been killed in an accident or by liver disease, you're still here and your story can stop the next person from that last deadly drink. Regret says you've been with too many people. Testimony says you were looking for love in all the wrong places but found it when you sought the source of it all - God. The thing is, regret keeps you quiet and testimony changes lives. The enemy would rather shame us into silence and never allow us to be the light someone else is looking for in their place of shame. Don't stay in that black hole. It's a trap.
The Salvation Army and its Rehabilitation Centers around the world do good by refusing to allow those in a place of regret to stay there alone. Their work is powerful because it takes men and women by the hand everyday and pulls them from regret to testimony. It proves there's a story to tell and an opportunity to change for the better without going back or going crazy trying. The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centers are supported by the clothing and goods donations of people like you that know what it's like to regret, but want to do their part in growing to testimonies. Let's grow together. Sex, drugs, alcohol, words, jobs, friends...we can't take them back or reverse the way we've handled them, but let's grow the way God wants for us all and never regret again.