With Romans 8:1 still in mind…
"Many times, as believers, we can accept that we are forgiven of our sins and have eternal life. Yet, we continue to live in shame for some of the sins of our past done “by us” or “to us.” We can accept that Christ has forgiven us, but cannot forgive ourselves for the sin. Thus, we carry around a burden of shame. Often God wants to use the acceptance and comfort of another to free us from shame and humiliation. Ask the Lord if there is a confidential, trusted person whom you can meet with to open up about these areas that bring shame to your life. As you share them, Satan will lose his grip on your heart. As they are brought out of the darkness and into the light, the Lord can minister grace, forgiveness and acceptance through you friend. Ask your friend to pray for you as well. Satan will lose his grip of shame and condemnation in your life."
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
“Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, no do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2
Excerpt from: Crown of Beauty