Confess Our Mistakes and Accept His Forgiveness (Evening)
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
1 John 1:5-10
1 John 1:8-9 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
1972, the American public was shocked. An old frail man walked his way to the nearby police station. He wanted to confess his past crime and surrendered. He murdered someone back in 1935. His case was still cold until he brought himself in. For 37 years, he cannot sleep well, he had lost his inner peace and unwilling to live any longer. He wanted to let it off from his shoulders. Right after the police officer finished typing, he felt a sudden relief. He was ready to accept his sentence.
Nothing in this world could as devastating as guilt. This negative feeling could prohibit your creativity, drains your energy, distracts you from your goals, greatly hinder your progress, and negatively impacts your efficiency. It creeps its way deep into your subconscious, only to resurface as irrational fears and a heightened sense of enmities towards your surroundings. Side effects may include but are not limited to: bitterness, skepticism, anxiety, hostility, despair, self-pity, worthlessness, misplaced sense of pride, egocentrism, etc.
Then, what should I do? Confess it, no matter how petty or insignificant it may be. Confess our sins wholeheartedly. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. He will no longer remember our misdeeds and misbehaviors, and besides that, He will heal us completely. He will let us continue our lives guilt-free, without irrational fears of our past mistakes haunt our progress in life. Firmly hold His rhema. Whenever our guilt resurfaces, say it loudly and faithfully. It’s a guilt-free ticket He provides freely.
CONFESS YOUR SINS below His throne, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, and He will FORGIVE you.
1. Have you already confessed your sins?
2. If not, what prohibits you from confessing it?
3. Why do you have to confess your sins? Then what are your commitments to do so?
“We are grateful O good Father because You understand us. We confess our sins right now, and we believe that You are an all-merciful God. You will forgive our mortal sins and our past misdeeds. You only we will receive true freedom. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”