No Longer Ashamed

Author: Golda Dilema — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: October 14, 2022

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No Longer Ashamed

There was a point in my life when I was so ashamed that I didn’t want to
associate or talk with people. I had messed up so badly that I didn’t see
myself as fit to be with others. I was so down that I didn’t have the
confidence to face people. I thought I was so wrong and a great sinner,
even though I was already a Christian at the time. When we mess up, in big
ways or small ways, we often feel ashamed. We may think it would be better
for us to be away from people or disappear. A failure can cause
embarrassment, feeling bad about ourselves, and doubting ourselves. Shame
can be used by Satan to push our spirits down. When we feel ashamed, we
might start to doubt God’s forgiveness. When we focus on our shame, we
start to forget the love of God. When we let shame occupy our minds, we
forget who we are in the eyes of God. What can you do to respond to shame?
You can remember Jesus on the cross, who shed His blood for you, taking
away your shame. And you can be assured that the blood of Jesus has covered
your shame. Every time you sin and you’re filled with shame, you can ponder
Jesus’s sacrifice, mercy, and grace for you. Jesus took all your sins upon
Himself and paid the price for your wrongdoing with His life. Then God
raised Him from the dead, triumphant over sin and death. Now, if you’ve put
your trust in Jesus, you are totally forgiven. God does not want you to
live in disgrace and shame. He came to set you free! He invites you to live
life with Him, and because He has set you free from shame, you can walk
forward with faith and dignity. You are a child of God who bears the name
of the Lord, who has completely taken away your shame. • Golda Dilema •
When we do something wrong, we often feel guilty. We can respond to guilt
by repenting—turning away from sin and toward Jesus. But sometimes, we feel
like we haven’t just done something bad, but like we need to hide or like
we are irredeemable. Thankfully, we can bring all these feelings to Jesus.
He loves us unconditionally and forgives us fully. Do you feel guilty about
anything today? Consider taking a moment to talk to Jesus about it. • When
you feel overwhelmed by shame, who is a trusted Christian who could pray
with you and remind you of who you are in Christ? (Romans 8:1; Colossians
1:22; 1 John 1:9) Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never
covered with shame. Psalm 34:5 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 8:2-John 8:12; Psalm 34:5; Isaiah 54:4; Isaiah 61:7