How many of us have made mistakes in our lives? How many of us have baggage that plagues us? How many of us have heard the enemy whisper “if they really knew you they would not like you”? I have. This kind of shame can keep us locked up; unable and unwilling to step into opportunities simply because we ask ourselves the question “why me?, I am not worthy!”.
Years ago I stood before the congregation of our large church where my husband was an Executive Pastor, I shared my story. Everyone has a story! My story involved a history of a date rape and an abortion at 17 years old! Such a shock to so many that saw me, and my life as perfect; perhaps charmed.
After sharing my story I had over 75 women come to me privately and share that this was similar to their story and they felt shamed and broken! Oh, how the enemy loves to make us feel ruined, soiled, and without value!! Here is the truth:
We have a God who is full of grace and mercy–God’s mercy is so much richer than the mercy we extend to one another. This is sad, but true! All of us have regrets and areas of deep sadness. The truth is that our Savior is rich in love, mercy, and grace!
If this resonates with you. If you have challenges or have faced situations where your choices caused great harm; run to the giver of grace and forgiveness! He loves you more than you can ever know!
Here’s what God’s word says: