The Challenge....

Coming out of Shame

365 D 172

My group started a devotional on being unashamed Monday. We are usually very good at discussing the topics brought up in our group but this week there has been hardly anything talked about, just reading.

Shame is hard to admit to ourselves much less admit to others. The first day brought back memories that I wish I could forget, things I did not want to talk about but I am glad they came up now. We all have these things that hide away in our minds and souls that we want to forget. We take actions sometimes to hide these things from our present life and hope no one ever finds out. When my stuff came up earlier this week I cried filled with shame and did the whole beat up on myself thing. I realize after a few minutes that I have not given this to God. I was still trying to carry it and it was heavy.

“I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.””
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

He, the Lord will be found by you and end your captivity! How powerful is that! The hard thing is to believe that he will carry and take away our burdens. Especially when we all want to be independent and do this life on our own but we do not have to.

This is our choice everyday and it brings me great comfort to have this choice. Even though I still struggle with what I carry and what I give to him. He can carry it all if we give it to Him.

Much Love 💜 Much Life

Author: Joy

I am Joy I am content I am patient I am love I am free, fabulous and fit. I am all these things and so much more. I am struggle I am hopelessness I am sad I am endurance I am a warrior I am a princess I am my Father's daughter I am a survivor of loss of hurt of pain. I am encouragement I am influence I am Joy.

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