What can I do with my recurring feelings of shame? - Shame - TouchPoints

What can I do with my recurring feelings of shame?

Psalm 51:1-41Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.

Recognize that shame is a relentless weight that must be dealt with between you and God, whether you were the victim or and perpetrator of shameful actions.

Psalm 32:5Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

Acts 13:39Everyone who believes in him is freed from all guilt and declared right with God . . .

2 Corinthians 5:17What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!

Romans 3:24Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins.

Titus 3:5He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy.

Feelings of shame are usually the result of sin, our own or someone else’s. Shame increases with unreleased guilt. God wants to release you from shame and restore you to a pure and holy relationship with himself. When you confess your sin to God and ask for his forgiveness, he takes your shame away.