The Bible tells us, There is therefore now no condemnation(Romans 8:1), Yet, it is Front and center when our faith is challenged:
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees in the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, Where are you? GENESIS 3:8-9
If the temple veil was rent-in-twain (Matthew 27:51), Then, Why would we continue to wear ours? Pride-Fear of vulnerability, Shame- Our attempt to hide our mis-deeds in order to escape judgement:
A huge (If not the biggest) impediment to spiritual maturity is unconfessed sin. Ephesians 1:7 tells us our sins are forgiven past, present , and future. Why do we continue to suffer? (Romans 6:23a) For the wages of sin is sin death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The “Wages” of our sin is the bondage that keeps us tethered to the past. For instance, If we are caught speeding and become Born again, it does not mean the fine goes away.
James 5:16) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you maybe he healed. the prayer of the righteous person is powerful and effective.
Your pain is your testimony, and ministry. Paul reached out to his fellow co-workers to remain joyful in-spite of his sufferings (2 Corinthians 1:11) …11 while you join us in helping us by prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gift that came to us through the prayers of many-.
Vulnerability, submission, and surrender.
(Psalm 139:23-24) Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me in the way everlasting.