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.
Recommended Reading: John 6:61-64
Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand to “hide” from predators—as if closing their eyes will make them invisible? No—they lay their eggs in the sand and occasionally stick their heads in to check on and rotate the eggs until they hatch. Even ostriches know they can’t hide from reality.
We sometimes think God can’t see us or our sin if we don’t encounter Him in prayer or worship. Like David of old, we avoid Him and our sin until our guilt becomes too much to bear (Psalm 32). But we can’t hide from God. He is all-seeing and all-knowing; He knows what is in the heart of man (John 2:25). So we may as well raise our eyes and meet His in honest confession and agree with Him about our sin. That’s what confession means—“to say the same as; to agree.” Thankfully, our sins have been forgiven (2 Corinthians 5:21). God asks only that we come to Him and receive His grace.
If there is something you need to confess to God, do it today and be forgiven (1 John 1:9).
We are not finished with the need of forgiveness when we become Christians.
G. B. Duncan