“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” - James 5:16

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This verse is the doorway to understanding yourself and understanding others. We confess to others because the Bible commands it, and it has a way of moving us out of the pit in which we may find ourselves. Confessing to someone may feel like dying, but with the confession there is freedom as you invite that person to walk around on the holy ground of your life. Be sure you tell someone who is trustworthy, who can keep confidences, and who is spiritually mature. Often, you will see God’s grace on the face of the person who is listening to you.

After you have confessed your sin to God, and admitted it to yourself, confess it to this trusted individual. It’s an important step toward taking responsibility for your actions. When you’re ready, God will lead you to the right person to tell – and He will give you the words to say.

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