It can come on suddenly, out of nowhere. The shame and guilt of my past will hit me like a ton of bricks. I am sternly reminded of the awful things I did in my early years BC (before Christ).
The shame and guilt can be so strong, it’s like a cancer that just won’t go away! I am sickened by the things I did. Even though I am a born-again, sin-forgiven, unrighteousness-cleansed, woman of God, I still struggle with the shame and guilt, at times in my life!
As a born-again, bible-believing, Christian woman, you would think that I would no longer struggle with these awful memories! But, I am, and have been many times over my past since I gave my life to Christ.
Most people think that as soon as you give your heart to the Lord, and make Jesus Christ your Savior, everything is just peachy! And I admit, there are areas of my life that were immediately thrown off of me, and I have never done them again since. But this area of my life has been a struggle; one that I hate to admit! I am learning steps to remove the shame and guilt, but I am still a work in progress.
The definition of the word “shame” is: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
The definition of the word “guilt” is: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc. whether real or imagined.
A painful feeling of humiliation or distress. A feeling of responsibility or remorse, whether real or imagined. When these type of feelings come on so strong that all you can do is hide in shame, or cry until you have no more tears to cry, it is time to do something. Whether it’s asking for prayer, or to seek counseling, you have to do something.
I’ve done some research through the Bible to find ways to get rid of these awful feelings; and that’s what I want to cover over the next few weeks on my blog. These types of feelings can be debilitating if we don’t do something about it. So, over the next few weeks, I hope you will join me as we discover, together, what shame and guilt are; how they operate in our lives; where they come from; and how to be set free, once and for all!
One tip I will give you today is this: We, as Christians, have an enemy that does not want us to walk in victory! He does not want us to experience the true freedom that we can truly have through Jesus Christ; and he will do whatever he can to keep us in bondage, and in the chains that we have been in for far too long!
However, with that said, there IS HOPE, thru and in Jesus Christ, our Savior! Christian Sister, don’t fret another minute! …. there IS FREEDOM just ahead for us!