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Psalm 32:5. Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and did not conceal my guilt. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.
Sin weighs heavily on us. We might try to ignore what we have done. We might try explaining or justifying our words or actions. At the end of the day, our sin sits as guilt, like a rock in our guts.
Guilt keeps us from enjoying our meals and taking pleasure. Guilt wakes us in the dark and fills us with paranoia. Will someone discover what we have done? How long can we continue with this charade?
Our only relief comes when we seek forgiveness. We must acknowledge our sin. We must tell what we have done and what we have left undone. We must recognize that our sin caused pain to others, to ourselves, and to God. When we begin the process (and it is a process) of forgiveness, we can once again enjoy our lives and sleep through the night.
What sin is still hanging on you? Ask for forgiveness and regain your life!