There are many of who feel shameful for sin(s) you’ve committed, perhaps way in your past or even ones you still cling to and commit today. These shameful thoughts not only make your marriage and life “messier” …
But are an insult to God!
Yes, you heard that right! I might be heaping a bit more “shame” on those of you who feel great shame already …
But you don’t have to be offended or worse, more ashamed by that truth!
You can embrace it and recognize that the same merciful and loving Savior who died on the cross for our sins, waits for you to come to Him so He can wash your sins away with His cleansing and redeeming blood.*
Dear shame-filled friend, remember …
He paid the price for your sins—the ones you somehow feel separate you from God and others.
So why do you continue to pay for that debt?
Why do you believe that your sin is stronger than Christ’s grace?
Why do you reject the powerful and life-transforming miracle that God has already done on the cross for you?
Perhaps you think you must “get yourself together” or become more presentable to the Lord before you return to Him or come to Him in the first place. Again, this is an insult to Christ’s cleansing power and grace!
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” –Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
And don’t forget just who Christ came to save …
“ … Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” –Mark 2:17 (NIV)
If you feel that weight of “shame on you”—then lay it down and listen, because …
Christ is calling to you! Not to those who have their acts together!
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Christ’s death and resurrection cleanses us from our sins and our shame. Don’t choose to remain distant from Christ’s grace and the victorious and assured healing He offers you today!
Why do you think people cannot accept that Christ’s sacrifice covers their biggest regrets and darkest sins?
How can I pray for you, if this is an area where you’ve struggled?
*If you haven’t already received Christ’s forgiveness and made Him your Lord, then you can find out more about this life-transforming decision at this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or prayer requests.
Linking up with – Marriage Mondays, Making Your Home Sing Monday, Sunday Stillness, Monday’s Musings, Sharing His Beauty and Playdates with God
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