“Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me. Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.” Psalm 38:1-4
One of the outstanding features of the book of Psalms is the authentic evaluation that the authors make of their lives. They do not try to cover their sins. They admit them.
They also see God at work and that His discipline is to bring them to repentance.
It is where freedom begins. We have to see that our sin separates us from God. We can’t run from it. We recognize it and then we confess it.
When we do, the Lord is immediate in His response. He loves us and wants to lift the guilt that is too heavy to bear. When we ask, He forgives.
Lord, I ask You to forgive me today. I confess my sin and trust that You are faithful and just to forgive me.