Read: 1 John 1:7-9

Imagine the weakest of all lights. Now put it in the darkest room you can think of. What happens? Darkness gives up, and your dim light glows on what was unseen. Now, imagine the One Whose very existence inspired the idea of light. Add Him to your room. What happens? The darkest night becomes bright as day. This is what God can do with the darkest part of our hearts and minds. However, when we only confess our darkest parts to God, we can slowly cover God’s brightness with shame, pain, and our own selfish desires.

When we only confess our darkest parts to God, we can slowly cover God’s brightness with shame, pain, and our own selfish desires.

Imagine your room is dark again. Now open up a few doors to nearby rooms. What happens? God’s light in others helps us rediscover and keep the healing light of God. You don’t have to tell everyone about your darkest moments, but we ought to tell someone who carries God’s light in them. When we confess to God, He forgives. When we confess to others, they help us hold open the door to God’s bright healing light.

Consider: How are you doing at inviting God and people into your dark rooms? Who is someone you could confess to today?

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