Confess they say and I say yes
I think that I should indeed confess
but not to you, just to my God
Who knows my heart and yet loves no less
You don’t own me and you don’t own God
in fact if stumbling you should cause
Then before you are lain beneath the sod
Turn your angry eyes on your own flaws
I’m free you see because my sins
The Father has cast into the sea
And in the end when the world is made new
That sea is gone and my God wins
My soul is His, I freely give
Just as he died, so I could live
As If I lived like him I’m loved
So I turn from you to Him above
This may sound a bit angry. I read a lot of things about confession this week that just trouble me so here is my thought on confession as it pertains to being a Christian. Just my thought…
I think confession is necessary. I think you confess your sins to God. I think you confess to Him that you are a sinner and there is no way you can be made right without Him. This isn’t shame – it’s freedom. Freedom from constantly feeling as if you don’t measure up, because you don’t. No one does and never will of their own. It’s Jesus who does the work that takes away our sin.
We confess to God because it’s the first step to repenting or turning down another path. We confess and then we turn to Him. In that turning is forgiveness and restoration – we are restored to Him. We are Justified. Just as if I’d never sinned. Do you get that?
Read the two scriptures below.
19 He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities.
You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
They. Are. Gone.
I love that