Growing up, I couldn’t bear to hear the word “confession” without getting a knot in my stomach. Nothing sounded more miserable than willingly sharing my wrongdoings with other people—let alone with God.
This is probably why I wouldn’t do it unless, of course, I was caught in my sin. I don’t need to volunteer my screw-ups to anyone, thank you very much. I’ll keep that information safe with me and we’ll all be better for it.
That, however, is not the case. Refusing to engage in confession is like sitting out in the sun for too long—it may feel good for a while, but it can be detrimental to your health, in both the short and long-term.
Although confession may not be listed as anyone’s favorite pastime, its rewarding impact cannot be ignored. Here are some of the surprising benefits of confession:
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