All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.
Why do we love darkness and fear light? We fear exposer of our sins for lots of different reasons but admitting our faults is where we find true healing. Our fear of others finding out about our secret sin is keeping us from who God has called us to be. His word tells us when we confess our sins to others we become free. The fears we have about being exposed if we come into the light are lies from the enemy. The enemy is trying to keep you in the darkness but if you put on the armor of God and come into the light He can heal any brokenness within you. Coming into the light is easier said then done. Our fears cripple us because of the shame and guilt we feel because of our mistakes. God has forgiven us but we struggle to forgive ourselves.
Where do you need to forgive yourself? Do you have someone you can go to when you are struggling with the temptation of sin? Are we allowing God to truly search us to help us discover where we may be breaking His heart?
Don’t fear the light for that is where we truly start living. Know that we all have sin in our lives that are holding us back but we can find freedom through the Lord. Just keep going. Where we are weak He is truly strong.