Let Me Not Be Ashamed
February 17th, 2015 | John Chandler
That moment when you are found out.
Your stomach seems to weigh 1,000 pounds.
Your vision goes dark.
You look for somewhere to hide.
Sometimes, you are ashamed because you’ve done something wrong. More often, you are ashamed because of secret fears, pain and history.
The ancient poet David spoke of his shame this way:
In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
What does it mean to leave shame behind for the ways of the Lord?
We’ll discuss it on Sunday.
In the meantime, you’ll want to watch this TED Talk by Brené Brown.