A Confession To Give God Glory
I am a former child migrant, abandoned by my mother and placed in a convent at the age of two. In 1953 I was transported to Australia and spent the next eight years in an orphanage in Western Australia. In 1994 I sought counselling to help me process the terror – anxiety annihilation – from my childhood. In 2004 I dropped into a black hole –four months of absolute terror.
I wanted to end my life, but somehow reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits –hospital - in four months; I imagined I was in hell. One morning – waking up with my demons - I got down on my knees and asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Over time my anxiety has dissipated & I believe – because I was prepared to face my demons - Jesus delivered me from my psychological hell. Praise the Lord!!
Joshua 7:19. God is Truth; He is Righteous; He is the only one that is perfect. When we ask God to have mercy on us a sinner (confessing our sins, our disobedient, our shortfalls), we give God glory that all Truth and all Righteousness flow from Him. We worship Him by acknowledging His perfection and by us admitting our imperfection (sin nature).
There can only be one right and truth. Both God and mankind cannot have their own version of truth and what is right. Mankind, when acting out of relationship with God will always sin. Mankind’s sinful disobedience started with Adam and continues to this day.
If we do not acknowledge to God that we are a sinner and ask for His mercy, we give God no glory. We disrespect Him by not acknowledging His perfection. Whether we state it or not, we have decided that our actions are righteousness because we see no need to confess our sins to God. Acknowledging to God that we are a sinner is a prerequisite to establishing a relationship with God. God loves us all, and He created us to glorify His righteousness (Joshua 7:19, “And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me”).
JOSHUA 7 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Joshua 7:19, "And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me."