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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Leaving The Shackles Of Shame
“Leaving The Shackles Of Shame” By Zach Wood 2 Corinthians 5:17
This week, I have been thinking so much about people who are
buried in a past of shame, whatever that shame may be.There are people hurting from past mistakes
and also from past things that happened to them and have not gotten past those
hurts and allowed Christ to renew them and restore them.
As a new pastor, I hear a lot of conversations about people
and their past hurts and shame.It
saddens me that so many people live in this shame and never find hope from
it.I am so thankful that Jesus Christ
offers hope and restoration that nothing in this world can compare to or
Paul says in this passage that if we are in Christ, we are a
New Creation!We aren’t shackled anymore
by the past that tries to haunt us.We
have a new life in Him.But many people
shy away from letting Christ heal that pain and help them move on.They’ve done too many things to receive
forgiveness and it’s not possible for them to come back and recover.But that couldn’t be any further from the
Jesus Christ offers forgiveness and the chance to be
restored and renewed.Whatever your past
may be and however you may be hurting, Jesus Christ can and will make you a New
Creation!You don’t have to live in the
shackles of shame anymore.He will
remove those shackles, but you must let Him.
Many people say they don’t deserve to be released or
forgiven.And the truth is no one
does.But Jesus gives us what we don’t
deserve and offers that real hope and healing from the shackles of shame.
My prayer is that anyone who reads this will be reminded
that God offers a true life of restoration and healing.Maybe it’s a past addiction or some hurt that
you experienced that you cannot move on from or heal from.Are you willing to receive that healing from
Allow Jesus Christ to
break through and remove your shackles of shame.