Senior Pastor’s Devotional
30 July 2020 | Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.”
In life. we will encounter two different kinds of shame and it is important that we know the difference.
There is a typical type of shame that is normal and healthy. For example, if I have done something wrong, I will feel disappointed over my mistake. I wish I had not been so careless or negligent. I should learn from it and then go on with life. This is healthy shame and it reminds us that we are imperfect human beings with weaknesses and limitations. It reminds us that we need God.
However, if a shame persists and it won’t go away, then it becomes unhealthy and poisonous to our entire being. I know of a person who has failed and squandered his money. He came to a place where he could not forgive himself. He withdrew to his own world because he felt ashamed and guilty of what he has done. He hated his own mistakes and who he is.
Don’t spend your life in this position. Remember your rightful position as an heir and child of God (Romans 8:17). Unhealthy shame will make you forget who you are in Christ, but healthy shame will remind you that you are nothing without Him.
We must not keep on repeating the same mistake. Ask the Lord to help you so that your shame will not make you a failure but through Him you can succeed.
Pr Lawrence Yap.