Once there were a couple of farmers who couldn’t get along with each other. A wide ravine divided their two farms, but as a sign of their mutual distaste for each other, each built a fence on his side of the chasm to keep the other out.
In time, however, the daughter of one met the son of the other, and the two fell in love. Determined not to be kept apart by the folly of their fathers, they tore down the fences and used the wood to build a bridge across the ravine.
That’s what confession does. Your confessed sin will become the bridge over which you can walk back into the presence of God.
I said, “I will confess my sins to the Lord,” and you forgave my guilt. Psalm 32:5