I was blessed to get away and have some “Blue Water Therapy!” It’s something about being at the ocean for me that makes me reflect but the blue ocean takes it to another level!
I realized I’ve been holding some shame over some old sin. And as I looked out from my ship and could see no land in sight, I was reminded of the fact that my sins I’ve repented of are as a drop of water in that ocean to be remembered no more! I don’t have to be ashamed, it’s a part of my testimony, it’s not who I am.
“Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!”
Micah 7:19 NLT
The only time shame is allowed is when we have unconfessed sin or are living in habitual sin (iniquity). If you are in that state: shame is used to convict and bring you to a place of repentance. Once you have confessed and turned away. Walk in shame no more!