"Even if i caused you sorrow by (my letter), I do not regret it... yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance.
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation..." 2 Corinthians 7:8,9,10
Today i was reminded of one reason we have rules. Rules are necessary to help keep us from harmful temptations. Yet sometimes the rules can't hold one back from worldly wants. And that can be okay...
When we confronted a student today in breaking Book Fair rules, it also broke my heart. The consequences of her actions are far reaching, but her possible benefits outweigh the negative cost of her mistake.
Praying her pain becomes a gain in knowing God's goodness and grace. Her regret looked real. Her face reflected hurt. Trusting Him for a changed behavior.
....yes, breaking the rules can be okay, when our restoration is with God.
friend, we are loved and chosen by God,