#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 20

Once we have leveled with God, our hearts are capable of confession.  Does the thought of confessing our faults to a God we believe to be partially responsible for our pain bother you?  Then we have all the more reason to come before Him on bended knee.

In a sense, our decision to share our anger with God is confession, but we must move past mere emotion to personal cause.  It is important to tell God exactly why we have been unable to face Him, and if necessary repent of our insolence.  Are there others we blame for our suffering whom we have murdered a hundred times over in our hearts?  And what of our own failures, however big or small, that have contributed to our circumstances?

Confession is a means of clearing the air with God.  Even if we have not overtly sinned, the fact we have wasted one moment wallowing in human pride with God waiting for us to call on His name, is reason enough for serious inventory.  We come in full assurance and cry out with David who sang, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17 NIV)

What do you need to tell God?  Why wait another day?

Dear God, hear my broken heart.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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