with shame? Something you did or some incident involving you that brings lot of shame and condemnation to your mind? Months and years have passed yet you can’t seem to get over it? Here are 5 truths from God’s Word, that we pray, will set you free.
1. His love> Your mistake
There is no wrong you can ever do that can outmatch the love and grace that Jesus offers to cover it. Nothing can separate you from His love! (Rom 8:39)
2. There is hope
God never condemns, He only convicts. For God did not send his Son into the world to
condemn the world (John 3:17). Condemnation brings disgrace, conviction brings hope.
3. Forgive yourself
Forgive yourself. Your mistakes don’t define you. If God can forgive you, there is no reason for you to withhold that forgiveness from yourself. (1 John 1:9). Also forgive the person that may have caused you the shame.
4. There is no evidence
When you completely surrender your life to Jesus, He offers you a clean slate. His blood justifies and sanctifies you. Sanctified means you are fully washed His blood. There is no evidence left! You are now hidden in Him
5. Let go of your past
Your past is forgiven. Let go! and let go of the people who remind you of your past. Know that God is greater than your past, no matter how bad or unrepairable it looks.
Your God is a shame breaker!
Only 4 women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus and all 4 had a shameful past. Rahab – a sex worker, Tamar – an ‘immoral’ woman, Bathsheba – an adulteress, Ruth- A Moabite. But God used these broken vessels and turned their destinies around. When you surrender your life to Him, He can use your brokenness and make it glorious. You serve a God who is a shame breaker!
But the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. (Isaiah 50:7)