The Feeling of Shame
The past can haunt and failures can bring about a sense of shame. It makes us feel inadequate and unloveable. It hinders our ability to live out the life we were meant to live. We weren't meant to live with feelings of shame, but because we live a life turned towards ourselves and away from God's loving embrace, we can't experience the peace and acceptance we long for. The only way to experience Him is through following Jesus.