Jill Jarrell Newsome
Get Rid Of That Shame
So many people are living with shame and guilt and that is a heavy load to carry. I looked up the definition of shame and here is what I found. "A painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute." Those are powerful words that can bring back emotional memories.
We no longer have to carry the guilt and shame. Jesus paid the price for it already. Romans 8:1 says, “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.” We sometimes, feel a need to punish ourselves by carrying this guilt but God does not want us too. He wants us to believe, in our hearts, that He paid the price at no cost to us! We have freewill so He cannot take it from us until we turn it over. WE HAVE A CHOICE WHETHER OR NOT TO CARRY THAT GUILT AND SHAME! After you have asked for God's forgiveness, accept it! And the part I get excited about - once God forgives you, He forgets! The psalmist tells us in Psalm 103: 12, "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."
I think, many times, it's one thing for someone to hurt us but when we do something or cause hurt to someone else - we feel like God won't forgive that. After watching, "Passion Of The Christ" and seeing Jesus beat and tortured, I knew He had gone through enough! I felt like each hit and spit was because of me. I began to believe, really believe, that Jesus' death on the cross was enough for me to accept that forgiveness!
"You gotta resurrect the deep pain within you and give it a place to live that's not within your body...Your body is not a coffin for pain to be buried in. Put it somewhere else."