Confession is the very first step on the way to repentance. But it can be so difficult, we feel shame and guilt, all because we need to know better the heart of Christ. Confession should be a humble act that leads us to worship.
There may be times in the Christian life that we feel we may tension between our need to fully rely on God, and our need to obey his word. How do we follow his will for our life while also depending upon him and trusting that he will provide for us? This was something that the people of God in Nehemiah’s day had to learn, and something each one of us needs to also.