I trust in You, LORD.

In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.
I trust in you; do not let me be put in shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:1-5)

A recurring assurance in Scripture is that no one who puts his or her trust in God will ever be put to shame. In fact, the Bible assures us that if we trust in the LORD with all our hearts and do not lean to our own understanding but acknowledge Him in all our ways, He will direct our paths.
It is utterly inconceivable that God will direct us on to paths of shame!

My heart is torn by the calamity of people who suffer shame as a result of very stupid choices they make in life -- "treacherous choices."  Almost every week, we hear the news of prominent people who bring shame on themselves, their families and even communities and countries because of wrong choices.
These are usually very highly educated and very prominent individuals. But the truth is, for every "prominent" person we read about, there are countless "non-prominent" persons who suffer the same fate. The gamut runs across the social spectrum. But for the grace of God, none of us is exempt.

So how do we ensure that our faces will never be covered in shame?
The answer is given above: "Trust in the LORD." Trusting in God means allowing God to teach us and guide us with His truth. It means we put our hope in Him "all day long." God's chosen paths never lead to shame. They are paths of hope and salvation.
If you trust in God, your face will never be covered in shame. God and shame are opposites!

Prayer: LORD, in you I put my trust. The pull to veer off and make ungodly choices only leads to shame and destruction. Holy Spirit, please help me to avoid treacherous choices and behaviors so that I will not invite shame or malign your precious Name. Amen.