Forgetting the Shame

APRIL 20TH, 2021      |      Shame, you know the feeling: hiding and blaming, self-condemned and ashamed. In Christ, you are a new creation. Whatever you did in the past was washed away by Jesus’ death on the cross. His love envelopes the soul and breathes life to your weary, shame-filled past—now a distant memory. Newness springs with His every embrace and peace settles with every promise His word ensures. He loves, forgives, and accepts you.

Somber, shameful memories lose their sting when He shows up to give you double grace, double blessing, and a new name. Like rays of sun amid bleak, gray skies, He shines. He wins and shame loses. His promise is forever yours. You will forget the shame of your youth (Isaiah 54:4 NIV), and you will rejoice.

Forgetting the Shame

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance….

–Isaiah 61:7 NIV

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance….

–Isaiah 61:7 NIV

Shame, you know the feeling: hiding and blaming, self-condemned and ashamed. In Christ, you are a new creation. Whatever you did in the past was washed away by Jesus’ death on the cross. His love envelopes the soul and breathes life to your weary, shame-filled past—now a distant memory. Newness springs with His every embrace and peace settles with every promise His word ensures. He loves, forgives, and accepts you.

Somber, shameful memories lose their sting when He shows up to give you double grace, double blessing, and a new name. Like rays of sun amid bleak, gray skies, He shines. He wins and shame loses. His promise is forever yours. You will forget the shame of your youth (Isaiah 54:4 NIV), and you will rejoice.

Pray God to replace your sin and shame with His presence.

Ask Him to help you forgive others and yourself of past wrongs.

Dina Osborn
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