Allow yourself to get to know God a bit more each day. Try reading the Bible (the book of John is a good place to start). Take a few minutes to think about what you read and talk to God about what’s on your heart. Discover how much your heavenly Father loves you.
Imagine the excitement of having a relationship with God that is so intimate that He reveals Himself in ways you never thought possible. Consider the freedom you’d feel as your relationship with Him becomes more important than your “right” to hate or hold a grudge. Think about the joy you’d experience as He empowered you to conquer that addiction to drugs, pornography or alcohol.
Today can be different. This day can be the first day of a new life for everyone who has trusted Jesus as their Savior. We don’t have to continue living in a way that brings us (and those around us) sorrow and disappointment.