“I acknowledged my sin to you…I said, I will confess my transgressions to the lord, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:5 The reason we are unwilling to risk being known is that we fear rejection and ridicule. But when we discover that God knows us, loves us, and is willing to forgive even the worst thing we have done, our fear of being known by God begins to fade away. The life of faith is not about showing only our good side. It’s about exposing our dark side to the light of Christ through confession to God. In this way we can receive healing and live in the freedom of forgiveness. The voice of sin may be loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.