The greatest need of our moment is to take a good look at the reality of our heart before God, confess the many sins that are there, and rejoice in the forgiveness flowing down from heaven. Nothing is more urgent. Nothing is more vital.
Confession of sin scares us. Rightly so. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). And before the holy God our sin condemns us. Confession is dark and messy and painful, but only through the pain of the broken path can we find the way back to the Savior. Because though we must fall on our faces before his holiness, his grace in the cross saves us from the condemnation we are due.
If the Lord were to grant a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our country that lead to mass confession, I wonder what problems would be solved? Why not pray for that with me this week? His grace can change the world. It already has. Let’s ask him to show his power again. May we confess and find forgiveness and reorient our lives around the Savior of the world.
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one, another and the blood of Jesus his son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7