Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! – Psalm 25:4-7
I was zoned out one day when an old memory came to mind. The shame that accompanied that memory hit me hard, and in a manner I wasn’t expecting. I am often bewildered at how strong the shame from an old sin can be. Our old transgressions can stick to us like Krazy Glue. The shame from those transgressions have the ability to send us into a vicious spiral of regret. In those moments, we need to remember that we are loved and forgiven by God. We must then allow that love and forgiveness to permeate our entire being, and ask God to show us the way from there.
Is there an old transgression that you need to bring before God? Is shame eating away at your soul?
Take time this week to come before God in confession and be assured that you are forgiven.
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. – Micah 7:18-19