Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery.
The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul…
Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me!
All at once, the guilt of my sin washed away, and all my pain disappeared! …"
I spoke with the Lord this morning as I walked the dog. (For me) it's like taking a shower, you can't hide anything in his Presence - He knows every twitch, every nuance ... every excuse - and yet His Awesome Love doesn't condemn, He just encourages us to 'see' where we've gone wrong and then enables us to hand all the circumstances over to Him. Like the Psalmist says, "All at once, the guilt of my sin washed away, and all my pain disappeared! … (Psa 32:3)
And the Psalm goes on ... This is what I’ve learned through it all: All believers should confess their sins to God; do it every time God has uncovered you in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe. (Psa 32:3)
Try it for yourselves - it works!
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
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