If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Confession is such a hard thing. When I made wrong choices as a child, it was so hard to say I was wrong. My pastor once told a story of a young girl and her science experiment… she was to guess if a seed would sprout that she had planted and taken home. She guessed that it would not. To her dismay, the seed did indeed sprout, and as part of her assignment, she had to admit whether her guess was right or wrong. She refused to write down on her paper that her guess failed, until her older sister told her to write, “My hypotheses was erroneous.” She agreed and wrote it down! (not realizing that she just wrote her guess was wrong)
It is very hard for me at times to admit that I was wrong. I am grateful, though, for a forgiving Father that throws those sins away when I confess to him and does not remember them. I pray that in the future I will remember this verse when it comes time for me to admit my wrongs.