Daily Inspiration: Lenten Actions that Bring Healing 2
March 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

 

Thought for Today

The first step in the healing process for our sinfulness was contrition: being emotionally concerned over our sinfulness The second step is confession. Confession is the process by which we verbally acknowledge our sin. We do not confess because God needs to know what we is wrong in our lives, He is already painfully aware, but because the first step toward healing is to acknowledge that you have a problem. God calls us to be honest with ourselves and one another. While you can confess to God directly, it is best done by confessing to a brother or sister (James 5:16). Great power and strength for healing come with the support of a trusted companion. What areas has God been making you aware of that you should start the process of healing by confessing today? Who can you trust to hear of your brokenness and love you for who you are anyway?

 

Prayer

Lord, You know my sin and my iniquity is ever before me. Show me to whom I can take my confess who will hear with compassionate ears and speak Your words of love in response. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Every day my conscience makes confession relying on the hope of Your mercy as more to be trusted than its own innocence. ― Augustine of Hippo

 

Quote of the Day

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. ― George Washington

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