Maybe Nehemiah is more than a book on leadership–maybe it’s an invitation to look inward.
God doesn’t shy away when I’m vulnerable or when I’m not—he is unquestioningly worthy of my trust.
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.
But what if our pain, our struggle, and our brokenness are actually good things?
The fall really messed things up, but it also set the stage for the greatest rescue mission ever launched.
Guilt and shame often get confused for one another but they couldn’t be more different.
I’m learning that I don’t need to be ashamed of my battle with shame. There is freedom in Christ and that is something I’m eternally grateful for!
Take some time to think about what’s causing your guilt. Then let God’s perfect love remove the blame and shame that we can so easily take on.
Now I have a hole in the back of my mouth where that second molar used to be and, to me, it’s a reminder of grace.