Have you ever thought about shame? Shame is defined as a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
Shame vs guilt:
Shame is a negative feeling about oneself, where guilt is about one’s behavior. Shame means you have no value. The type of shame that you have no value is never from God. God knows we are made of dirt, and we will blow it, make big mistakes. Look at David, Peter, and Paul from the scriptures. They all made big mistakes, but it didn’t mean they had no value. If we would ever realize that God knows not one of us is, or will ever be, perfect, we would never allow ourselves to feel such shame that we have no value, or that God is against us somehow.
God has placed such great value on each and every one of us, regardless of our mistakes in life, even when we really blow it. We may feel guilty about our behavior and might even regret what we have done.
Godly sorrow leads to repentance, but never are we to feel we have no value. God doesn’t want us to ever feel that way — regardless of what we have done. We need to remember God is always for us, you.
So, no matter what: keep the faith and keep seeking God. He is for you!
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 @ 10:41 AM CDT
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