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!