I know that I find it hard to confess my sins to God because I am embarrassed about what my sin reveals about my weakness.
Perhaps you struggle with asking for forgiveness because you are afraid of God.
In his book Created to Be God’s Friend, Henry Blackaby wrote:
For us to trust people we have to believe that they have our best interest at heart.
The writer of the book of Hebrews gave us this gem of truth:
Second, we need to confess our sins to God through prayer. God knows our sins, and He has declared His willingness to forgive. Yet, forgiveness requires the acknowledgement that we have done something wrong. This is an act of trust, because we need to believe that God has our best interest at heart. So we confess our sin because we trust that God will forgive us.
Third, we need to worship God. From singing praise songs to serving people in need, it is important that we set our hearts towards God. Worship requires the right motivation more than it requires the right actions. We can go through the motions of worship without love and trust. Worship that is grounded in faith is the type of worship that God desires from us.
Living in these bodies of flesh in this world means that sin will be a part of our lives.