Confession. The word alone conjures up images of a darkened booth with a priest sitting on the other side of a window-type screen; filled with hushed tones and shame.
Why are we so afraid to go bold with confessing our sins when we already know that by doing so will allow that particular burden to be lifted off of our shoulders?
Do we believe for an instant that we are capable of hiding our sins from an all-knowing and an all-seeing Creator?
There’s quite a bit of shame involved, I understand. I’ve been there. We strive to do our very best to please God but often those attempts fall flat and we fail miserably.
But guess what? He still loves us regardless of our numerous shortcomings. That is what a loving God does! How awesome is that! So go boldly before the throne.
1 John 1:9 explains it clearly, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Now that is some great news, my friends!