Sounds of my Writings: The Sting of Shame
There is a spiritual bruise that blemishes the heart meant to love and rejoice. It speaks as though it has authority reminding even the strong, and the righteous of their humanity and weakness. Like filthy rags it knows the secrets of its past and tries to cover, like a veil, it’s conscience. It needs to be wiped cleaned and wash in the precious blood of the Lamb of God, or it will become ineffective and unproductive to love again.
It pains every day, the one who committed the act and paralysis the vision of the future. How could God use such a person it says. What would those who love me think if they only were to know my fallen nature? Thank God for a heart and conscience that is sensitive to the disciplines of God. Who grieves over sin and desires to be freed from the chains of shame. For the Almighty God, in his compassions will forgive and you shall rejoice again.
Allow God to clean your conscience and remove the guilt, shame, and power of condemnation. For God’s mercy endures forever, you shall not be ashamed anymore.
4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
5 For your Maker is your husband the Lord Almighty is his name the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. 6 The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God. 7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion, I will bring you back.
8 In a surge of anger, I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness, I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.