17Some were fools; they rebelled and suffered for their sins. 18They couldn’t stand the thought of food, and they were knocking on death’s door. 19“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. 21Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. 22Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.Psalm 107:17-22
When God rescues me from captivity, he isn’t concerned only for those things that keep me physically contained. Of even greater concern are those things that keep me from him while I walk in “freedom.” It might be soul wounds; it might be unconfessed sin.
As David says in Psalm 32:
3When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. 4Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
When I hide my sin, covering it with activity, addictions or appeasement, I lose. My body loses. My mind loses. My relationship with my Creator loses. When I confess my sin, He speaks the word and I am set free from death.
Are you suffering under the weight of unconfessed sin? Cry out to Him and he will snatch you from the grips of death.
Praise the Lord for his great love and his wonderful things he has done for me!