Day 29 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
Reading: Isaiah 53
Jesus paid the price for sin, for sickness and disease, for mental suffering, and for shame. Just as Jesus endured the scourging to procure our physical healing (see Isaiah 53:5), He literally took our shame upon Himself to pay the price for any humiliation that would ever try to poison our lives.
Denise Renner writes in her book, Redeemed From Shame:
Oh, how God wants us to experience His great love for us every moment of our lives! Because of His suffering on the Cross, He paid the ultimate price for us to experience His loving presence. This is possible not by any work of righteousness that we have done, but by trusting in what He has done.
So don’t listen to the lies of the devil about your past. Don’t let him convince you to give up. Instead, seek God’s face, and listen to the loving words of truth from God’s Spirit that are there for you. Jesus’ flesh was not ripped apart in vain. It was for your deliverance and freedom to become the person God planned for you to be!
Jesus took all your shame so you wouldn’t have to be tormented by its wicked hold. In exchange, he freely offered you his glory and healing power. All you have to do is receive by faith what He has already given you. You are free from the bondage of shame in him. Now it’s time to live free in Jesus’ Name, don’t you think?
Have you ever felt publicly humiliated? Have you ever been ashamed because of something you’ve been through or because of something someone said or did to you? Have you felt the discomfort, pain, and even torture of embarrassment and humiliation? Of course you have. We all have.
Take comfort in the fact that Jesus felt them too. He took those emotions upon himself as part of his sacrificial work on the cross so that you and I could be set free. We don’t have to be encumbered with feelings of shame for the rest of our lives. He literally took our shame so we could be free from it!
I am overcome with gratitude to know that Jesus endured such unspeakable horror so I could know Your perfect love and be set me free from the torment of fear and shame.
For the family
Continue to discuss these studies in an age-appropriate way