Let’s put ourselves in the story of Matthew 8 for just a moment to see what we learn about ourselves and the character of God.
God wants to be invited into the moments when we are triggered, instead of us pretending like they don’t exist.
God is shining a light on our beliefs so he can heal and restore.
God doesn’t desire for us to go through life making choices that lead to our detriment, but he came to give us abundant life.
We aren’t defined by the things we are doing or have done, but we are defined by who we are in Jesus.
While living in the past isn’t healthy, I think that remembering where we’ve come from and what God has brought us through is incredibly important.
The truth is that there is freedom from shame in Christ. He lived and died so that we can live shame-free with a full relationship with the Father.
Though it’s easier for us to focus on the external, the truth is that it’s the internal that always radiates outward.
I highly recommend you try confession and repentance for yourself and see how God moves in your life!
One of the beautiful things about God is that he cares so much about us that he’s willing to get us out of our comfort zones.