I am thankful for God's mercies on my life. I wanted to tell this as a encouragement. If you have the Holy Spirit he will be able to give you a personal relationship with God. 1Jn.1:9 is a promise for confessing our sins and short comings. That though is the letter. it is the letter telling us what to do. The Holy Spirit will show yopu a token of his forgiveness after you have believed the letter. It will be supernatural. Here's a picture of what I'm saying. A father is in the business of traveling the world and mother says Johnny broke your favorite item. Then Johnny apologises and sends a letter to dad. Dad sends a letter back saying I forgive you. Then when daddy gets home he sees Johnny and repeats I forgive you, but also he hugs Johnny and assures him he can buy another one. see the difference when dad comes home. his token is he will buy another one. It makes all the difference in the world of having a relationship with God and not just a letter. God bless.