"Many of us start accumulating shame in childhood. Sometimes the roots of shame involve abuse, neglect or significant trauma. But shame can also be rooted in less intense experiences. Shame can be created if a child is told she is irresponsible or stupid when he spills his milk or brings home grades that don’t meet a parent’s expectations. Rather than being taught how to clean up the spilled milk, or helped in ways that might allow for greater success in school, a kind of character assassination takes place which leaves a child believing terrible things about herself." - Juanita Ryan
During this Easter season, let us be reminded that Jesus took upon Himself on the Cross...."shame."
I know for some of us it is hard to let shame go. Having been hurt so terribly in our past. We still have so much guilt and condemnation rolling around in our heads.
My upbringing of disapproval actions and sexual abuse towards me, rooted and festered shame. But, I am believing more and more each day, that what Hebrews 12:2 states, "....he endured the cross and scorned the shame."
Shame is not ours to take on. Jesus did not avoid what He had to face in suffering for us all. Shame is a lie. Shame produces thoughts that we are less than.
We are not unlovable, worthless etc. We are loved. We are priceless. We are redeemed! Although longing for this love may be painful at times, Jesus' love is right there in the midst of our longing and will always be available.
Jesus took shame on Himself over two thousand years ago for us. Hallelujah!
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23
My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.
Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.
Daddy let me be secure in You only!