Why Confess Sin?
He that covereth his sins, shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy – Proverbs 28:13
Confession brings about healing to our souls, when we cover our sins, it only gives sin more power over our mind, will and emotions. Unconfessed sins bring fear, anxiety, paranoid. Before confessing sins to anyone, the individual should make sure the person they are confiding to are mature Christians.
Sin is enjoyable, if anyone says sin isn’t they would be lying, but the consequences of sin is not enjoyable. Indulging sin, and excusing it, denying or extenuating it, diminishing it or throwing the blame on others is what many Christians do rather than confessing their sins to God, and is careful not to return to sin again shall find mercy with God. Their conscience shall be eased and their sin shall be forgiven.
Unconfessed sin can bring more than someone sinning against God. When a person abandons God’s law, he or she loses all sense of right and praises the wicked. And since true justice is from God, the ungodly have trouble understanding it, this is why fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Unconfessed sin will give one emotion instability because they’re afraid someone may find out what they have done. Fear doesn’t come from God, it comes from the adversary, and the adversary will keep the individual bound with fear to keep them in slavery. Everyone of us have sinned, some sinned willfully whereas others fell into sin. There is a difference between willfully and falling into sin, but God will forgive both when we become truthful with Him.
Confessing our sins to God will bring us back to right standing with God and receive His help to live godly before Him (If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness – 1st John 1:9). Secondly, confessing our sins to a mature Christian will also help us in our struggle with sin, the person would have someone they can contact when they feel like they are about to sin and will have someone to pray and walk them through until they have become mature enough to walk without an instructor.