“Open confession is good for the soul” (Psalm 119:26).
“Confessed faults are half-mended.” ~Scottish proverb
“A confession has to be part of your new life.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein
Confession is — acknowledgment; avowal; admission. A declaration or statement of belief.
We sometimes mistakenly believe a confession is the revealing of secret sins. That is one meaning, but confession is also declaring what you know to be true, while acknowledging a lack.
Continuing on with the account from yesterday’s devotion, the man made a declaration or statement of belief. He followed this with a confession of his unbelief. He acknowledged there was a lack, and he asked Jesus to HELP him believe.
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”(Mark 9:24 NKJV).
Don’t you just love how vulnerable and open the man becomes? Jesus is able to operate fully at this point, because of the man’s transparency. He is now free to do the Him-Possible, because the man has PAUSED to confess!
What part of your lack do you need to confess today? What confession will you “cry out with tears” to God, so that He can be free to do the Him-Possible?
God knows every part of your heart, so nothing is hidden from Him. God can work miracles with or without our participation. But, He loves to bestow miracles on those who Pause to Confess. We yield entirely our will to His in those moments.
And, an open, yielded heart is the perfect launching point for the Him-Possible to take place!
Most of us know that Faith is an important component of seeing a miracle performed. But, sometimes, God asks us to step back and wait — PAUSE — for a specific purpose, in order to see our miracle come to fruition. The Pause for the Him-Possible is an innovative approach to a 30-day devotional with a daily call to action. In this book, Susan Hohman gives us pause to consider an avenue of faith and believing that we may not have considered before.