Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.
Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.
You will no longer remember the shame
You will no longer remember the sorrows
For your Creator will be your husband;
the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!
He is your Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel,
the God of all the earth.
Isa. 54:4-5 (NLT)
this is astonishing,
this is freeing,
this is transforming.
Thank You for giving life to the languishing,
Thank You for giving a balm to the broken,
Thank You for giving grace to the disgraced.
Thank You for Your tenacious tenderness,
Thank You for Your inexhaustible patience,
Thank You for Your heart-healing kindness.
Thank You that we don’t have to be paralyzed by our lingering battle with guilt & shame.
Thank You for the promise that one Day we’ll be totally free, healthy & whole.
Thank You You’re not ashamed of us,
Thank You that You desire us & delight in us just as much as You delight in Jesus…
Thank You for Your Your gaze is the gaze of affection & joy;
Thank You for Your your eyes that are filled with welcome & compassion for us.
Thank You that Your heart is our home, for You have hidden our lives in Jesus.
There’s nothing about us you don’t know.
There’s nothing left to discover, shock, or disappoint you.
You don’t love us as we should be, or as will be, but as we are right now.
Thank you, Father, thank You —words that come easily,
but words that feel woefully inadequate to express our sense of gratitude, relief & peace.
As this day begins, and will end, we’re thankful no shame
or disgrace awaits us from You, only grace upon grace
We have nothing to fear, except our unbelief.
Your name is Redeemer & our name is beloved.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has made us his beloved Bride.
Adapted from Scotty Smith