Confession restores your fellowship with God. 

Psalm 32:3, 5 

When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told]—then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 
Consequences, Confession, Forgiveness, Restoration, Mercy
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