GUILT is like treading on a sandy beach leaving visible footprints. SHAME tries to smooth sand over the prints, but as you walk away, you create more footprints.
GRACE is God sending His wind (the Holy Spirit) and blowing across the sand, erasing all the prints. And even if you fail again, the wind continues to blow.
But how much better to scramble up onto a rock where no footprints can imprint, and no guilt and shame exist.
“I’m on the Rock, hallelujah,
I’m on the Rock to stay,
For He lifted me from the miry clay—
I’m on the Rock to stay.”