Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but
he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.This is the hard, humbling...and happy...path. Let's walk it, together, by grace, through faith, in Jesus.
1 John 1:6-10 (ESV, emphasis added)
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But if we walk in the light, as he 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 have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.James 5:16 (ESV, emphasis added)
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. ...