What is the result of being humiliated? What can it lead to if I’m not careful? - Humiliation - TouchPoints

What is the result of being humiliated? What can it lead to if I’m not careful?

Psalm 44:15We can't escape the constant humiliation; shame is written across our faces.

We can’t escape the constant humiliation; shame is written across our faces.

Humiliation can perpetuate itself, so deal with its causes before it consumes you.

Lamentations 1:8Jerusalem has sinned greatly, so she has been tossed away like a filthy rag. All who once honored her now despise her, for they have seen her stripped naked and humiliated. All she can do is groan and hide her face.

Humiliation may cause you to withdraw from others.

Hebrews 12:15Look after each other so that none of you will miss out on the special favor of God. Watch out that no bitter root of unbelief rises up among you, for whenever it springs up, many are corrupted by its poison.

Humiliation can cause bitterness. If we allow bitterness to fester and grow, it will overshadow all we do and render us useless for effectively serving God. Releasing bitterness isn’t easy. It is easier to talk about forgiveness than to act on it. But it’s only when we release our bitterness that God’s Holy Spirit can work freely in our lives and help us start anew.

Deuteronomy 1:28Where can we go? Our brothers have demoralized us with their report. They tell us, “The people of the land are taller and more powerful than we are, and their towns are large, with walls rising high into the sky! We even saw giants there—the descendants of Anak!”’How can we go on? Our scouts have demoralized us with their report. They say that the people of the land are taller and more powerful than we are, and that the walls of their towns rise high into the sky! They have even seen giants there—the descendants of Anak!

Numbers 13:32-33 So they spread discouraging reports about the land among the Israelites: “The land we explored will swallow up any who go to live there. All the people we saw were huge. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. We felt like grasshoppers next to them, and that’s what we looked like to them!”

Numbers 32:7, 9Are you trying to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the Lord has given them? . . . After they went up to the valley of Eshcol and scouted the land, they discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land the Lord was giving them.

Humiliation can lead to discouragement.

Proverbs 12:4A worthy wife is her husband’s joy and crown; a shameful wife saps his strength.

Isaiah 47:3You will be naked and burdened with shame. I will take vengeance against you without pity.”

Humiliation is burdensome and weakening.