I saw this video this morning that was shot on a dash cam in China. It shows a drunk driver kill a man and then himself by accident. All of this takes place in a minute and you'll see the guy go through just about every emotion possible.
It starts with him wanting companionship. He tells his friend on the phone "let's meet up for a drink". Suddenly he hits a bicyclist. He starts to pull over. He has done something horrible and recognizes it as such. Then he contemplates the punishment and decides against stopping. He accelerates and tells his friend "I've got to get away. Where can I go". The friend on the phone having no idea why his pal needs to get away offers that he should come to to his house. Surprise, joy and relief all hit the driver at once. "You're at home? No way"! His friend then questions "is this real". That makes the driver angry. "This is very real"! Suddenly he loses control of the car and realizes he's about to die. His final words "I'm crashing...it's over".
This 60 second video is rightfully being shared as a warning against drunk driving. But it's more than that. It shows the natural progression of human beings when they have done wrong. If he had pulled over he may have saved the bicyclist. At the very least he would have saved his life. But he decided to run away from his responsibility. When Adam and Eve sinned, they tried to hide as well. God was able to get them to show themselves, but they would have preferred to hide from their sin and act like it didn't happen. But admitting your guilt and facing the consequences now begins the healing process. Without it, you can not heal yourself. It's no different than a wound. If you pretend the wound isn't there it doesn't go away. It get's infected, or the bone sets in a way to cause you pain the rest of your life.
When you do wrong, admit it, or as one of my old bosses used to say, "get the ugly out early". The sooner you do, the sooner you can heal. You can't out run it. You can't hide from it. And God wants you to be healed and free of the pain your sin is causing you! The Bible puts it this way in 1st John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.