Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Not Feeling So Great About Yourself?

Shame.  Guilt.  Regret.  Rejection.  Self-Hatred.  Dirty.  All words that are part of us at one point in time in our lives.   Sometimes we get stuck in a place where we don't see our own value.

Or maybe those are not words that are a part of you.  Maybe you have overcome whatever you have in your past that caused those feelings.  Or possibly, you are young enough, or fortunate enough, to have had a life that to this point has been free of things that cause those emotions.

One of the joys of being a Christian is knowing that those feelings do not have to enslave us .... that there is grace, and mercy and forgiveness that awaits us at every turn.   And whether or not these are things you struggle with personally, we all know people who are caught in that shame, blame, guilt, regret cycle who need the hope that we have.

I encourage you today to do two things as you listen to this powerful song:  Be reminded of God's grace for YOU and then be reminded that we have the privilege of sharing that grace with others who might be feeling this way.

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