When we ask God to forgive our sins, we received blessings and happiness.
As we confess our sins, the deceit we use to cover them up leaves and we are more open to fellowship with God. The energy we spend in being guilty is now spent on growing in the Lord instead.
When we keep silent about our sin, God’s hand becomes heavy upon us – there are so many things that God wants to share with us that they start building up. God can’t share with us because our sin is in the way – we’re too busy being guilty.
God will not bridle us – He gives us free choice.