Sunday, July 21 2024 - 4:30 AM
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Dear God: Father, I’ve chosen tomorrow as the day I’m going to find Glen and make my confession. I’m so ashamed. Five years ago, I cheated him out of that club membership by spreading a false story about him. It was so low, such a chicken thing to do. I should have made it right long ago, but I was embarrassed and afraid.

I still am, but your Holy Spirit keeps nagging me that all isn’t right and real between us. I know I have to open up to him and confess, tell him how sorry I am, and that I’ll do whatever it takes to make it right. He may laugh in my face; he might tell me to go straight to hell. I don’t know. I’ve rehearsed this little speech in the shower and during my daily subway ride a hundred times, and it flushes my face and floods my armpits every single time—but I’m doing it tomorrow. I have to.

Lord, I need your presence, forgiveness, and divine gift of strength and power. Thank you for making me want to do this. I don’t want to chicken out. I want to grow up into Christ and be at peace with all men, and it starts tomorrow with my confession to Glen.

In Jesus’ name, amen!

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David B. Smith writes from Southern California.

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