Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”—and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
-Psalm 32:5

It’s not easy to acknowledge our sins and discuss our faults and weaknesses with God. So why must we do it?

As Dr. Snyder puts it, “Why is it so necessary to our spiritual health?” His answer is simple: “It’s because without confession there is no forgiveness—and God’s grace and forgiveness are the foundation of our relationship with him. If we are completely open with God about our sins, God is completely ready to forgive them. He wants to blot out our sins: ‘…as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us'” (Ps. 103:11-12).

TODAY’S PRAYER: Every time you lift up to God your needs and desires, don’t forget to take advantage of your privilege of repentance. Keep the channels of communication unclogged with a free and clear conscience.


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