Psalms 66:18 – If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – We can confess our sins. We can even stop our sinning. But if we cherish sin (different than being tempted by its allure), then we really have not given it up.
My Advice – If you find that God seems distant and that your prayers are not being answered, make sure you are not clinging onto old sins. You may think that you let them go, make sure you are not clinging onto them in your heart.