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So Long Shame

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceaseshis mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

I have been walking in freedom from shame for some time now, but I will say that it has been quite a battle for me. For years I struggled internally with regrets and shame over many choices in my life. Shame is something I know all too well.

Having grown up with little knowledge of God or His word, I had no real foundation upon which to build. I was quite lost. I made poor decisions that left me feeling completely buried with shame. Not understanding the Love of the Father and that His mercies are new every morning, I continued to live in a vicious cycle of sin and defeat, heaping shame upon shame. The shame got so heavy that it took quite a toll on my emotional well-being. I cried out to God and asked him to pull me out of the pit I had dug for myself. I can’t tell you how many times since then I have had to do the very same thing. God has been so faithful to me when I least deserved it.

What about you? Have you ever felt so buried in shame that you felt stuck under the heavy weight of it? Perhaps you find yourself in a vicious cycle of defeat. Sisters, I am here to tell you that no matter how many times you “fall,” you are never too far “gone.” God’s mercies are new every single morning. Once we truly understand that, the shame we carry begins to fall from us. How amazing is that? If you are living a life of defeat, please know it’s never too late to receive His mercy and grace. You have never stepped too far outside His will that He cannot redeem you; I am living proof. 

Lord God, we thank You that Your mercies are new every morning. Where would we be without them? We thank You for Your unfailing love and ask that You would minister to those that are hurting today. Send forth Your Word and heal them, Lord.  We praise you for who you are and we fall on our knees today in humility, Father, for we are so thankful that you save us from the pit of our own destruction.

Carrie Wright

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