Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Sometimes the opposite seems to happen, and people who cut corners and are dishonest end up "ahead." But I know this is not the prosperity we are after as Christian believers. When we are open and honest with God, confessing our sins and asking for forgiveness and direction, we grow closer to Him. When we have been forgiven, we need not concentrate on guilt. By God's awesome grace, we are found to be no longer guilty in His eyes.
Holy Lord, How could I ever hide my sin from you? You know my heart. Help me to do the right thing after I have done the wrong thing. Thank-you for forgiving me. Amen