If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Arthur Fonzarelli, affectionately known as The Fonz on the 70s TV show “Happy Days,” would never admit that he was wrong. According to The Fonz, he was never wrong. One episode shows him practicing in a mirror trying to say the word “Wrong” but he just can’t do it. To my knowledge he never did admit he was wrong.
We’re like that. Confession is good for the soul, but boy is it difficult to do when we’re embarrassed or ashamed about what we’ve done. We’ve been Christians for so long so we should’ve known better, right?
And yet, there’s forgiveness. There’s hope. There’s a clear conscience. There’s freedom when we confess. There’s even more freedom when He forgives.