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Shame is a worldwide issue; it creeps into people’s minds in the midnight hour, during a happy moment with family, or even when we are sitting on a pew at church. Shame is a device of the enemy that hinders us from running after God becuase it oftentimes causes us to run from Him. Today, you may feel encumbered by the shame of your past or even the shame of missed opportunities due to uncontrollable circumstances. What is one thing that will combat shame? Forgiveness. The word forgive means to release. What do you need to release into God’s hands…

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, NIV) Forgiving others becomes second nature to most of us.  We know that people make mistakes and sometimes it’s easier to forgive and move on.  Forgiving ourselves can be a different story.  Living with guilt causes us to carry a burden that God did not intend for us.  We do not have the power to overcome guilt on our own.  Only God can help us to truly forgive ourselves of whatever shame we may be holding on to. Prayer: Lord, help…

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, NIV) Forgiving others becomes second nature to most of us.  We know that people make mistakes and sometimes it’s easier to forgive and move on.  Forgiving ourselves can be a different story.  Living with guilt causes us to carry a burden that God did not intend for us.  We do not have the power to overcome guilt on our own.  Only God can help us to truly forgive ourselves of whatever shame we may be holding on to. Prayer: Lord, help…