Sin can be embarrassing. There are things you do that you just don’t want anyone to know about.
You create a boundary that holds in sin. You believe it is safe. You believe it is secret. No one knows.
God knows. His word tells you what to do with it.
James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
God says you shouldn’t bind yourself to that sin but loose yourself from it.
The confession of sin is one of the hardest acts you will ever do. I know because I have done it before. I discovered that God’s promise of healing far outweighed my fear of embarrassment.
One other thing I’ve noticed. Confession of sin will loosen others to also confess.
Don’t keep things to yourself – no matter how embarrassing.
If your marriage is haven’t problems share it with your church. If you’re addicted to porn, it’s embarrassing but confess and start healing. If you can’t control your mouth then confess it and start healing.
I know this may step on some toes but one thing I just don’t understand is the unspoken prayer request. In my opinion it sounds like something embarrassing. I’m not saying just blurt it out. Use some discretion and get some healing.
Abba, Your word is healing. Following all that You say is meant to heal and complete me. Teach me Your ways, in Jesus name, YES&AMEN