In the Psalms, David said,
“When I kept silent my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did
not cover up my iniquity…” Psalm 32: 3, 5a
David found that life was painful and a struggle when he kept things hidden and tried to pretend that nothing was
Maybe it will help if you identify the things in your life that have hindered you from really experiencing and celebrating
the life that God has given you.
Guilt – Is there some sin you haven’t confessed or that you continue to wallow in?
Bitterness – Are you holding a grudge against someone?
Shame – Are you punishing yourself for a past mistake?
Hypocrisy – Are you pretending to be someone you are not?
Performance – Are you trying to prove something to yourself or others?
Striving – Are you trying hard to be accepted or acceptable?
Choose honesty. Confess these things to God and accept His complete forgiveness and release! The only obstacles that keep us from life are the ones that we keep hidden! Open up! Choose Honesty!