The Place for Guilt

Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
— Ps. 32:5
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Finally, David realizes the gift God is trying to hand Him, and he receives it. He awoke from his guilt and started taking responsibility for his sin. He no longer denied its existence in his life nor tried to bury the pain because his heart dug deep into the hidden places and exposed the sin.

The sin God forgives is the sin we confess so if we continue in denial, we only experience the thought of the promise without walking in its reality. We may even think about what forgiveness would feel like but never experiencing the joys of it in our life. We may also talk about confessing without participating in its true peace.

Taking responsibility or admitting our fault is the most significant step towards the conscience being cleansed. There are many things we can do to ease the conscience: deny, medicate, numb, blame, ignore, justify, or even resolve it by convincing ourselves our act is not really sin. If everyone else is doing it how can it be so bad? But when guilt begins to enter our mind, let's take responsibility for it, because it is indeed a gift. Let’s admit its sincerity and agree and lets no longer deny the power of forgiveness. Let us receive its gift and find peace and life returning in abundance. There is no other place to go other than to God, and He has been waiting for us.

Are you ready to take responsibility? God is near.