Confession and Repentance does 5 things in the life of a Christian:
1. It causes us to acknowledge before God that we know and take responsibility for our sin.
2. It proves that we are not trying to hide our sin from God, others, or ourselves.
3. It shows that we are asking for and relying on God’s strength to help us change.
4. It allows us to be continually healed by trying to make things right.
5. It grows us in our relationship with God.