I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah (Psalm 32:5, ESV)
Here is another wonderful aspect of forgiveness. When we cover up our sin there is one thing that begins to eat us alive: guilt. The solution: confess our sin and not cover it up. The result: not only are our sins forgiven but the guilt of that sin is forgiven as well.
Prayer: Lord, forgive the wretch that I am. I confess my sin before you my God.