Our dog has this habit of walking with her head down. Sometimes she even approaches you, cowers, and tucks her tail between her legs.
Do you do the same—with others and with God? Do your struggles—past and present—make you feel humiliated, worn down, guilty, and ashamed? There are many situations that can have this effect on us:
- · Unemployment.
- · Infertility.
- · Disability.
- · Financial troubles.
- · Marital issues.
You’re not alone. From the beginning of mankind, people have felt shame. Adam and Eve, Job, Daniel.
Think also about the woman with the issue of blood (see Mark 5). She too was ashamed when she approached Jesus in the midst of the crowd. But Jesus did not reject her. He did not demean her. He did not chide her. Instead, He called her His daughter.
Dear friend, God wants us to approach Him. He wants to blot out our shame and lift our heads.
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:5).
When our enemies—humiliation, guilt, and shame—whisper in our ears, God alone will be our shield. He will embrace us with His love. He will ground our feet. He will lift our heads high (Psalm 3:3).
If we would only look to Him!