Shame After Sin

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God;

A friend and I got into an argument and out of anger and I said some things I shouldn’t have said. I went a little too far with a boy when I promised God I wouldn’t do it anymore. I drank a little too much when I knew God didn’t want me to do that. These are just a few examples of the mistakes I’ve made as a Christian and after each act, I felt horrible. I felt like God didn’t love me and that he was angry at me. I felt like a failure; that I let him down.

It wasn’t until after I got married to Hagen that I understood how God really felt about us when we sinned. My husband and I had gotten into an argument and I said some really awful things to him out of spite. In the moment, it felt good to be mean to him…but after those feelings of anger passed I was left with a feeling of guilt. Shame came over me and I avoided Hagen because I didn’t want to face him. I sat alone in my room crying and hating my actions thinking he probably hated me too. Hagen walked into the room and I hid my face from him. I was waiting for him to scold me back…but he didn’t. He held me in his arms and told me he loved me instead.

In that moment, God taught me a huge lesson. He still loves me even when I sin. Even when I spit in His face and turn my back on Him, he’s reaching out for us waiting for us to come back to Him so he can tell us, “I love you.”

It doesn’t matter how bad you think your sin is, God can get you out of it and He wants to help you because he loves you. Turn to him so he can take away that sin and guilt you have.
You are never too far gone.

Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

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