Don’t be afraid to face your sins. Except for Me, there has never been a sinless person. If you claim to be without sin, you deceive yourself and evade the truth. It’s actually quite freeing to confess your sins, knowing that I will forgive you and purify you from all unrighteousness. The good news is that I have redeemed you—paid the full penalty for all your sins. When you confess your wrongdoings, you are aligning yourself with the truth. Since I Myself am the Truth, your confession draws you closer to Me. It also sets you free from nagging guilt feelings.
When you realize you have sinned in your thoughts, words, or actions, admit it immediately. Your confession need not be lengthy or eloquent. It can be as simple as: “Forgive me and cleanse me, Lord.” I have already done the hard part—dying on the cross for your sins. Your part is to live in the Light of the Truth. I, your Savior, am the Light of the world.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
~ 1 John 1:8–9
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
~ John 14:6
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
~ John 8:32
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
~ John 8:12