Good for the Soul
Confession is typically something you save for moments when you’ve really messed up, because even though you know you’re a sinner who needs a Savior, who wants to be reminded of his mistakes all the time?
But that’s why the Gospel is such good news – God doesn’t want to recall your sins any more than you do. Jesus told Peter,
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
That suggests that confession goes beyond the moment of salvation; it’s part of your sanctification, a daily habit not so different from taking a shower each morning before you go to work.
Sometimes, of course, confession is much more difficult. But as hard as it is, it’s the only way to bring healing to yourself and others. Trust that God has good things ahead, and when you keep a clean slate, you prepare your heart to receive and appreciate them.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be innocent from the great transgression.