Shame has been a tool of the enemy since the fall of Adam and Eve. But while guilt is a painful feeling of regret and responsibility for one’s actions, shame is a painful feeling about oneself as a person. And unfortunately, as long as sin exists, so will shame.
In this episode of Identity Advantage, Daphne and Angie discuss the effects of shame and uncover a truth about how Jesus wants us to deal with the awful feelings that attach themselves to it. Simply put: when we feel guilty about something, it’s because we feel bad about what we did; while shame is actually more toxic to our identity because it says we ourselves are bad (regardless of what we did). There is a big difference between the two.
Overcoming feelings of shame are possible. As one person once said:
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