Regrets over teenage relationships? Remorse over a poor choice? Sadness over spiritual missteps? Sorrow from moments of rebellion?
You become moody, cranky. You're angry, irritable. Understandable, you have shame lodged in your soul.
Interested in an extraction? Confess. Request a spiritual MRI.
David gave us the tool just for that:
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
We need a prayer of grace-based confession:
God, I've done what you say is wrong. Would you wash away my guilt and make me clean again?
No chant or candle needed. Just an honest prayer of confession.
Yes, grace is more than we deserve and greater than we imagine!