Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy”.
Have you ever had an unexpected person pierce you with pain? It hurts! It hurts so much that you begin to deal with it in a vigorous way. Filled with unwanted emotion, you plow forward with continued reaction until you make the swoop to seize the pain. Coming down you begin to fill up with more unwanted emotion. You ask yourself, “What just happened?” By sorting through the responses that surfaced, you are in a state of disbelief. Plus, you are offended by the person who did cause the pain.
With time, it is revealed to you the sin(s) you have committed and the truth of the pain that you received. God is our encourager and our motivator! Therefore, we must turn to God to repent and own our sin(s). He guides our heart and knows the attitude of our heart. Therefore, He will know when we are sorry.
God showed me the virtue of my repentance. As it happens, I am a person who had responded negatively toward someone who provided me with the truth. By God using the unexpected person to correct my harshness, He finally received my attention for His plan. It was then when my lesson started to unfold.
Our Heavenly Father, thank you for revealing our sins and for the knowledge to know when we need to make a change. Without your mercy our hearts remain harsh. Thank you for relieving our suffering by bringing it out into the open. We ask for the tools needed to achieve positive results and that we can be of aid to others. We ask in Jesus name and in Your Glory. Amen.