Confessing Sin

 

Have you ever committed a sin that you wish you never did?  Have you ever had a thought that you wish you never thought?  Have you ever said something that you wish you never said?  Did this sinful act, thought, or word break your heart? 

All of our sin truly should make us sick.  Why?  Because it brings God sorrow, it hurts others, and it separates us from God. 

 

In Psalm 32 we see how David was disgusted with his sin. In verses 3 and 4 he states, "When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.  For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer."  David's broken spirit was exactly what God wanted so that He could revive him.  "Revive" in the original Hebrew means "to live, to keep alive, to preserve, recover, to repair, to restore, and to save."  Isaiah

57:15 states, "For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; 'I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.'" 

 

So once we have recognized the ugliness of our sin, let us remember to confess our sin so that the Lord may revive us as He desires to do.  If we do not humble ourselves and confess, then we will stay dead in our sins.  Allow God to keep you alive and to restore your relationship with Him by doing what David did...confess.  We see this in the following verse of Psalm 32.  Verse 5 states, "I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden.  I said, 'I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,' and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.'"