When you were a child, were you ever told to do something, and you didn’t fully understand why? Like buckling your seat belt, taking medicine, or going to bed on time? The truth is, your parents understood the reasons for each of these things you needed to do, and they told you to do them for YOUR benefit, and you can see that now. I believe it is the same with every command God has given us. Take the following scripture in 1 John:
Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:5-9 NET
It is clear in this passage that God is telling us to walk in the light. This includes confessing our sins and not burying them. This is honestly for our long term benefit and to those around us. Even if we don’t fully understand, we need to trust God in that it will be for our good! Because God is Light, we MUST walk in the light too. Confess your sins to God today, and open up to a mentor about it to (See James 5:16).
In God’s Hope and Love,