“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
– Isaiah 59:2
Yesterday we answered the question, “Where am I?” as it pertains to having a Kingdom worldview. Today, we are going to discuss the third of four essential questions that a worldview seeks to answer: “What’s the problem?”
As much as we live and move in a spiritual world where nothing is impossible, we’re cut off by sin and shame, so we can’t fully realize our potential. We sin, and then we feel shame, and then we feel separated from each other, so we sin more and feel even more guilt. We get hurt by one another, and pride gets in our way, so we refuse to have mercy, grace, and forgiveness toward others, which makes it harder for us to come to the Lord.
This cycle of sin and shame can cause hopelessness and depression to settle in, and that’s what we see more and more of in the world today. Humanity is separated from God, the One whose image we are created in, and therefore, true meaning and fulfillment elude us, although we try to find it in many other things.
Friend, this is why it was so critical that a bridge was built back to the Father by Jesus; His grace is the only thing that can break the cycle of brokenness in this world — we’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
Father, thank You for sending Jesus to confront the problem of sin and shame in the world and in my life. I receive your grace today!
How has the problem of sin and shame affected your life? How has Jesus been the solution?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.