Help! I Want to Hide

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Shame is a very common human emotion, but it’s so unpleasant that we would do just about anything to avoid it. We want to hide, and sometimes we do. You may be surprised to hear that you are not helpless when shame confronts you, but to face it effectively, you need to identify its source and the biblical way to respond. This mini-book will help to clarify two kinds of shame, and how you may be better able to respond wisely, as God intends.

Provoked-shame seems hopeless because you can’t prevent or fix the sins of others or the hardships you face. As with sin-shame, someone outside the situation must help you know how to respond. Jesus Christ is that Someone. In Him, God has made a way for you to be free.


Help! I Want to Hide Journal

Record impacting statements and write out your answers to the Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter.

My Tree (Shame)

Use this simple discipleship tool to get to the heart of your struggle with shame.

How Christ Handled Shame

Learn six specific ways Christ handled the shame He faced while on this earth, showing us the way to be free of both sin-shame and provoked shame.

Overcoming Shame by Knowing God

Dig into God's Word to learn how God's character overcomes our feelings of shame.

Renouncing All Shame in Christ

Work through your specific areas of temptation toward shame-driven thoughts and behaviors and how to respond to them in light of your relationship with Christ.

Shame vs. Humility

Allow God's truth about biblical humility to replace the lies that stem from your feelings of shame.

About the Author

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Sue Nicewander Delaney

Sue Nicewander Delaney is a longstanding ACBC certified biblical counselor, author, trainer, and mentor who knows what it is to suffer shame and find God’s mercies. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Darren, sharing the blessings of four children and nine grandchildren. They serve as members of Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids.


Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-1-63342-336-7

“Unlike the many counseling resources we can find for adults, there are few directly relatable to teens and the issues they face. These mini-books bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.”
– Dr. Stuart Scott