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"…the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life…" Psalm 27:4

3 Keys to overcoming sin: #2 September 28, 2010

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One of the most important practical things that can help you beat sin is very powerful! It is confession.  Psalm 32:3 says When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. When we hold onto our sin and try to bury it inside, it becomes a prison of bondage and chains on our spirits. Confessing our sin to others is an extremely difficult thing to do, but it gives us power over our sin and can set us free from the guilt and shame that goes along with our mistakes. Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt.I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.  Psalm 32:5

The word of God is clear on this,  Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 I will admit that it is difficult to find someone you can trust to open up to, but God commanded it because confession serves a purpose and once you experience the freedom it brings, then you will begin to see the power of God move in your life.  So look for that person, but use wisdom in doing so, a pastor, a friend, your spouse, the retired widow down the street, a co-worker, if you sincerely desire to talk with someone, the God will lead you to the right person. Many, many people spend their entire lives bound up in something negative just because they can’t bring themselves to ask for help. Don’t be a person of secrets and hidden sins, as we see in the news every single day, those hidden things can destroy people’s lives.  For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. Mark 4:22

So trust in the Lord when He says to confess and  know that He is trustworthy and He can heal and forgive…