Cam Newton says he's SHOCKED that he wasn't killed or seriously injured in that frightening rollover crash Tuesday -- and says he's been constantly thanking God that he survived.
The Carolina Panthers QB just released a statement on Instagram ... saying when he looks at images of the wreck he immediately begins to think, "soMEone is supposed to be dead or severely injured worse than what I am right now!"
Cam says the accident has strengthened his faith in god ... and says, "Someone has there protective hands on my life shielding me from any danger that may come my way!"
He continued, "I know one thing, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF 'IF' you are holding a grudge against someone, 'IF' you don't tell the people that's close and dear to you that 'YOU LOVE THEM' every chance you get."
"SHAMEonYOU if YOU go another second in life with holding a grudge or HATING on someone, taking life for granted, or just not appreciating the breath you just breathed."
"Trust and believe there are plenty people with illnesses, people in the hospital, or even people that are 6ft under the earth that W1SH they had "another"opportunity to do so!"
He concluded with the hashtag ... "#THANKyouJESUSforALLOWINGmeTOseeANOTHERday"