When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. 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. For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Psalm 32:3,5,7
Experience: When I got serious about recovery and correcting the mistakes of my past I was surprised at how forgiving and accommodating people were. Most of them had been waiting and hoping I would STOP! and get well. Whilst this surprised me I was still not confident that God would forgive me. I knew what was in my heart and didn’t believe I deserved another chance at setting my life straight (I had a lot of them)
Strength: Not only did God forgive me but He empowered me to live a life over and above anything I could have ever imagined. He became my hiding place and He protected me from trouble, long enough for me to get strong enough to face up to my past and do what I needed to do to move forward. I will never forget the relief I felt when I confessed my sin to God and committed my life to living for Him,
Hope: I want to see Jesus lifted high in the hearts and minds of everyone in my circle of influence in order that this world we live in will become a safer and better place to live and no one misses out on the opportunity to change their lives and live in relationship with God’s Holy Spirit.