Picture this: For whatever reason, you hurt your close friend so so bad. In your heart, you know this for a fact .
Again, let’s imagine you see this friend after the — shall we call it wahala? and you try to ‘hide your guilt’ and pretend nothing ever happened. At best, your pretense would make your convos — very awkward. Wouldn’t it?
This is the same with God. There are times when we know in our hearts that we have ‘sinned’ against Him and rather than come out and confess, we try to hide our misdeeds and carry on like nothing ever happened.
We try to go about our normal lives. In fact, some of us would even read the Word and pray sef — do everything but ask for forgiveness for our errors .
Why is this a wrong approach? David (by far, one of my all time fave Bible characters) shared his experience “When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.” – Psalms 32:3.
Hmmm… Let me paraphrase what he meant: when he refused to ask for forgiveness for known errors, his body wasted away – he wasn’t himself and apparently didn’t get himself all day long – he didn’t enjoy himself .
Question – Why would any of us want to go through that when we can simply ask for forgiveness knowing that as promised, God will forgive us?