Psalms 32

1 When God forgives our sins, we are freed from fear and guilt. Others who know of the sin may hold it against us, but we have the comfort of knowing that God will not.
3 When one keeps unconfessed sin inside, he constantly battles with his conscious. The struggle can be so severe that it affects him physically as well.
4 God may specifically intervene to magnify the effects of the conscience.
5 Confession allows God to forgive the sinner. Note that special offerings and sacrifices are not mentioned here. We can not pay for our sins, but God forgives them. The penalty for forgiven sins would later be born by Jesus as He was crucified for all sins for all times. Confession is also the first step to repentance (turning away from sin). Only when the sinner acknowledges his sin and accepts God's forgiveness can he attempt to right whatever he did wrong.
6 God is always nearby and is willing to save anyone who will confess his sins. God will rescue him from the spiritual (and sometimes the physical) consequences of his sin.
7 When we hide ourselves in God, many of the world's troubles and temptations can not affect us. Instead, we are constantly comforted by reminders that we are forgiven and are right with God.
8 When we study scriptures, fellowship with other believers, and pray, we begin to see things the way God sees them.
9 God wants sinners to confess and repent so that He can establish a loving relationship with then. God may coax a sinner into confession, but He will not bully or "force" a confession from someone. He wants to be a friend, not a lawyer.
10 In this lifetime, prosperity and tragedy affect Christians and non-believers alike. However, on Judgement Day there will be a definite division. Those who believe will be with God forever and share in all His goodness. Those who did not trust Him will be forever separated from Him and His love.
11 Whatever our current circumstances, the righteous can rejoice knowing that the God, who forgives our sins now, will take away all our sorrows in heaven.