One of the hardest things to admit in life is that there is a problem with something. Maybe we don’t want to admit that we have a health issue — we may go to the doctor, but we “fail” to tell them about the pain we are feeling inside of our body. Maybe our marriage is struggling and we just “assume” things will get better over time, even though we do nothing to make things better. Finally, there is sin. There is sin in our lives, but we refuse to admit it, we refuse to correct it. Unfortunately, in all three examples above, if we don’t admit there are issues, if we don’t address and correct the issues, they end up being bigger and more destructive than they needed to be.
In Daniel 9:3-5 Daniel prayed, “3 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 4 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, 5 we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.” Daniel addressed sin issues with the Lord directly. He admitted, He repented and He sought forgiveness.
Remember Daniel’s prayer as you look at the issues in your life. Unfortunately, our problems won’t “just go away” unless we address them. I have discovered in my own life that dealing with a small problem is much easier and better than dealing with larger problems. Address the small problems in your life today so that they will not become big issues.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!