O Lord, do not angrily punish me or discipline me in your wrath. My guilt has overwhelmed me. Like a heavy load, it is more than I can bear. I am numb and completely devastated. I roar because my heart’s in turmoil. You know all my desires, O Lord, and my groaning has not been hidden from you. But I wait with hope for you, O Lord. You will answer, O Lord, my God. I confess my guilt. My sin troubles me. Do not abandon me, O Lord. O my God, do not be so distant from me. Come quickly to help me, O Lord, my savior. (Psalm 38:1, 4, 8, 9, 15, 18, 21, 22 GWT)
Honest confession with God liberates the heart.