Shame is not Welcome Here

shame Shame is a painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, or ridiculous; done by oneself or another. Often times shame is placed on someone by another person’s judgement of them. Shame no longer has a foothold when forgiveness is allowed to complete its restoring work. Shameful thoughts must flee when forgiveness comes in like a flood. 

Here’s some idioms about shame: perhaps, some of these have been directed towards you.  Shame on You (you should feel embarrassed by something you have done), Crying Shame (a very unfortunate situation), Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil (to tell the truth even though you have strong reasons for concealing it), Fool me Once, Shame on you; Fool me twice, Shame on me (after being tricked once, one should be wary, so that the person cannot trick you again).

dogs-dog-shaming1We laugh over dog shaming photos; why would we want to humiliate our furry friends? Yes, dogs do some foolish things, but don’t we all? Let us not let our judgements result in hurtful feelings for others.

 Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:1 (NJKV)

Whatever pain and shame you may be carrying, you can trust that the Lord is big enough to restore your soul. He will come in the midst of your mess and lovingly enlarge your heart to forgive those who hurt you and to give you strength to forgive yourself.

no condemnation

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1 (NKJV)

Prayer Father, thank you for your restoring love that sets me free from shame and condemnation. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NJKV) Amen.

Join the conversation! I invite your comments and hope you will recommend my site to other broken people.

Love and Blessings,
Maureen

 

 

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