There is a connection between unconfessed sin and your health. Medicine and the Bible make it clear.
A short devotional written by Greg Laurie dropped in my inbox this morning. Laurie writes about the negative impact that unconfessed sin had on David after he slept with Bathsheba. Here is a short excerpt of his devotional:
David wrote Psalm 32 in the aftermath of being confronted by God:
“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.” (Verses 1–3 NLT)
It’s true. Unconfessed sin blocks our intimacy with God. And sometimes our bodies pay a price.
Read the entire short devotional at this link – The Misery of Unconfessed Sin.
Guilt and Health
Several years ago I also wrote a Weekly Health Devotional on the same topic – Sin, Guilt and Your Health – A Health Devotional. Psalm 32:1-6. It addresses what the research says about guilt and health.
If you are harboring unconfessed sin, share it with God. It will be good for your relationship with him… and good for your health!
Have great day!