I was reading Psalm 32:1-5 this morning for my devotions. It listed a number of blessings that happen when we confess our sins to God.
1. It starts by saying blessed is the one whose…
- Sins are forgiven by God
- Sins are covered by God
- Sins do not count against them
- Spirit has no deceit in them
2. Next it talks about when we keep our sins silent…
- My bones felt like they were wasting away
- Your hand [of judgement] was heavy upon me
- My strength felt like it was sapped
3. Then it talks about what they did next and the result…
- Confessed my sins to God
- Did not try to hide or cover up my sin
- God forgave their sin
Confession should be a key part of our lives if we want to be happy and right with God. It helps us to walk lightly before God.
When I first came to Christ and confessed my sin to God I felt like the world had been lifted off my shoulders. Now when I confess my sin and it keeps me right with God.Now just let me clarify what I mean by confession. I don’t mean sitting in a small room confessing to a Priest through a partition. I mean sitting alone with God and saying sorry for the wrong things I have done.
In saying this though, there have been times in my Christian life where I have been struggling with an issue and I have shared it with a friend so they could pray for me. But 99% of the time, I am alone with God.
A great passage from 1 John reminds us that we all sin and we all need to confess and receive forgiveness. I John 1:8-9 says…
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
The key for us today is confess our sin and be free of it. Don’t cover it up or try to hide it. Confess and be blessed.
If you would to find peace with God and have your sin forgiven, I would encourage you to visit the salvation page on my website.