Sources of Shame

Shame often creeps at the corners of my mind. I wish I hadn’t eaten that second piece of cake. My time and money could be better managed. I thought I’d be further along by now (in my 40’s) in so many ways – emotionally, spiritually, and in relationships. Sometimes the shame I feel is God’s gentle reminder to make some changes, and other times the Lord calls me to disregard the shame of this world.  Yesterday in my daily Scripture reading I found two reminders regarding shame. Right living can protect us from shame. In Isaiah 59:17 we read that God put on his “breastplate of righteousness” and “the helmet …