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How to Overcome Shame

The devil will shame you if you let him. Here what shame means -

a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

  •  a loss of respect or esteem; dishonor.

  •  used to reprove someone for something of which they should be ashamed.

  •  a regrettable or unfortunate situation or action.

  •  a person, action, or situation that brings a loss 

 The the devil will also use family and friends to cause shame.

  Shame stems from a sense of failure and is a powerful emotion caused by a consciousness of guilt or shortcoming, but the answer to the shame dilemma is Jesus, Himself.
God sent His Son to take on the shame that we deserved. He did this to free us from it.

1. Jesus gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to those who pulled out the hair. He did not hide His face from shame and spitting. God will help me, and I will not be confounded. I know I will not be ashamed (Isaiah 50:6, 7). 

2. At the ninth hour, Jesus asked God why He had forsaken Him (Matthew 27:46). 

3. Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was stricken, afflicted, and smitten by God (Isaiah 53:4). 

4. Christ suffered once for our sins, so that He might bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18).

5.        God made Jesus, Who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that in Him we could be the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).

6.                God laid a stumbling stone and a rock of offense. Whoever believes in this Rock will not be ashamed (Romans 9:33).


Our debts of shame and guilt are paid in full. We no longer need to carry them.

1. God says to comfort His people. Tell them their sins are pardoned, and they have received double from Him for all their sins (Isaiah 40:1, 2).

2. Jesus blotted out the handwriting of the ordinances against us, took them out of the way and nailed them to the cross (Colossians 2:14). 

3. For your shame, you will have double, and for confusion, they will rejoice in their portion. They will have double in their land; they will have everlasting joy (Isaiah 61:7) 

 4.  There is a difference between guilt and shame.

5.  There is a difference between guilt and shame.

6.         Adam heard God’s voice in the garden of Eden, and admitted that he hid because he was afraid (Genesis 3:10).