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Is God Mad at My Sins?

Likely at some point, all of us have felt the humiliation of getting caught in the middle of a mistake (or even a lie). Nothing feels worse than having the ugliest parts of ourselves, laid bare for everyone to see.

Jack reminds us that confessing our failures to God is an act of trust and reconciliation– God meets us in these moments with love.

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

 in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.”

Written by Jack Lincoln

There I stood, questioning my four-year-old brother about whether he’d eaten the chocolate I had on my nightstand. His fingers and mouth were covered with the remains of said chocolate bar, and a crumpled gold and silver foil wrapper lay on the ground, not far behind him. Caught red-handed, he still denied everything. 

Now I certainly wasn’t mad at my brother, and had already forgiven him, but I just wanted him to tell me the truth. Both to build on our relationship with trust, but I also wanted to show him that I wasn’t mad and forgave him. I wanted him to know I love him. He could tell me anything and I’d listen without anger or judgment. 

I think this is how God feels about us. He knows when we mess up. He knows before we mess up, yet he asks us how we are doing; ready to generously provide grace, love, and forgiveness. Proverbs 3:5 tells us to fully put our trust in God rather than our own understanding. God desires for us to trust him; even when he already knows of our mistakes. 

Why It Matters

We’re God’s children, and he desires a close relationship with us. Confessing our sins to God helps to build that relationship. God wants us to know that he loves us. We can come to him with any and every joy or sorrow that comes into our lives, and he is there to rejoice or cry with us. When we confess to God, it replaces the paralyzing fear of admitting our faults with the overwhelming warmth of God’s parental love.


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