by Max Lucado
In Psalm 32:5, David says,“I confessed my rebellion to the Lord.’ And you forgave me. All my guilt is gone.”
Confession is not complaining. If I merely recite my problems and tell you how tough my life is, I’m not confessing. Confession is not blaming. Pointing fingers at others may feel good for a while, but it does nothing to remove the conflict within me. Confession is coming clean with God.
David discovered this. As if his affair with Bathsheba wasn’t enough. As if the murder of her husband wasn’t enough. David danced around the truth. It took a prophet to bring the truth to the surface, but when he did, David did not like what he saw. He confessed. He came clean with God. And the result? He proclaimed, “And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone!” (Ps. 32:5).
Want to get rid of your guilt? Come clean with God!
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