October 9th – 1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9

God’s Promise – “If you confess your sins, I will be faithful to forgive and cleanse you.”

It’s said that confession is good for the soul. Confessing our sins means telling God what we’ve done, agreeing that it was wrong in His eyes, and apologizing for our sin. And how does God respond when we tell Him that we’re sorry? I love this by Dr. Charles Stanley, “When you pour out your heart in genuine confession and repentance, God forgives you completely and declares you justified, no longer guilty in His eyes. The Lord understands your struggles and He wants you to find victory in them-not to continue to feel shame because of them. He is merciful and loving, which is why once you confess and repent, you are absolutely forgiven!” Guilt and shame are powerful weapons of the enemy. They keep us from experiencing God’s very best for our lives, and the freedom that comes from His forgiveness. So the next time Satan whispers his lies of guilt in your ears, remember God’s truth. Our Father knows the very worst about us and loves us all the more.