“Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, ‘I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD—
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.’”
Psalm 32:5 (NIV)
David writes to God and tells Him what he felt he did to get out from under the guilt of his sin. I find this a formula of sorts, a plan to follow when we might fall into sin. I prefer to think David used this plan whenever he realized he had done something that displeased God.
In this verse we find a pathway back to wholeness after we have slipped into sin.
1.) We have to realize that we strayed from God’s plan for our lives. Before we start to venture into new activities, we should seek His guidance for this step.
2.) We have to face the fact we have sinned. I have known people who took the attitude, “I did it; so what, it’s who I am.”
3.) We have to admit our wrongdoing to God. As a part of this admission, we may have to say we know what we did was wrong.After we do these tasks, God removes the guilt we carry from us. I believe this exercise works whenever> we use it. I found myself practicing this before I realized I found the scripture. I know my being introduced to it was a sign from God.