Confession means not only that I confess my sin with shame and repentance,
But that I turned it over to God,
Trusting Him to take it away.
Such confession implies that I am unable to get rid of my guilt unless, by an act of faith, I trust God to deliver me.
This deliverance means that I know my sins are forgiven and that Christ undertakes to cleanse me from the sin and keep me from its power.