All of us experience shame to some degree - that painful emotion we experience when we compare ourselves to others, or look at what we've done and compare it to what we would have liked to have done. It's painful because it affects your view of yourself - your own identity. Shame that is not dealt with can lead to all kinds of false strategies as we try and cover our shame.
Now you will know that I am not a psychologist, not even the son of a psychologist - so I will rather rely on the Bible as it reveals to us the source of our shame, the destructive power of our shame and the solution to our shame.
If you want to wet your appetite have a look at this great little video on Romans 9 (http://citylifelondon.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=bb34d28e176470dfeab2f7522&id=2d6c62a57b&e=f1a68f83fa) .