God already knows the state of our thoughts and hearts, but many times we do not. By His “searching” and “testing” it is revealed to us what we are truly like…
Though God’s love is UNCONDITIONAL, God’s forgiveness is CONDITIONAL. His forgiveness only comes AFTER our confession.
To confess our sins means we see them as God sees them, we see ourselves in the mirror of His Word not the mirror of our pride.
We can’t see our sins until we accept what the Bible says about them, instead of what the world says about them:
We can’t come to God on our own terms!