Read Psalm 3:1-8 and Genesis 3:8-11. Once fear entered into the equation, everything changed. Following quickly behind on the heels of fear is shame. This beautiful masterpiece of God suddenly sees flaws. The eyes were 'opened' to evil and as a result they way saw themselves changed. They were afraid and they were ashamed. This is how the enemy works. He inflicts us with fear and then stains us with a sense of unworthiness. He gets us to hide in a dark room and then paralyzes us with a lie that touches the core of our identity.
Shame on you, he says.
He wants you to feel bad. He wants you to feel bad about yourself. About God. About others. This paralysis holds our heads down and keeps us from seeing the truth.
We are going to talk more about what Jesus has done to remove shame from us but today think on this verse in Psalm 3. "But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head." (ESV). You don't have to walk in fear or shame. Christ has made a way to pull you out of the pit and lift your head to see who you are really are.
Don't focus on the attacks of the enemy. Set your attention on God's shield that surrounds you. He has a future and a hope with your name on it.