In the story of David and Bathsheba we learn three important facts about trying to hide your sin! You an read the story the whole story at 2 Samuel 11 - 12.
TRUTH #1: YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HIDE YOUR SIN FROM PEOPLE - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE THEM FROM GOD.
One of the first things that we learn from this story is that God knows what we have done and you can't hide them from Him. David went to great links to hide his sins from people and thought he had them all covered up but what he forgot was that God is always aware of our actions. Nothing catches him by surprise - nothing can be hid from him.
We are often like David! We too try to cover up our sins so that others won't about them. But the reality is is that God already know what we have done and is waiting for us to come to him and own up to them.
TRUTH #2: GOD WON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO YOUR SIN - HE WILL CALL YOU OUT ON THEM.
God not only knew the sins that David committed but he also sent His prophet to call David out on his sin. Through the telling of a fictitious story the prophet was able to show David that God already knew what he did and was calling him out on it.
Like with David God will also call you out on your sin and make you take responsibility for them. He will not let you slide by - he will not pretend you didn't sin! God will expose your sin so that you have to deal with them.
TRUTH #3: WHILE GOD WILL FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SIN - HE MAY NOT TAKE AWAY THE CONSEQUENCES.
When David realized that God knew about His sin he immediately repented and confessed his sins before God. David took responsibility for what he had done and as a result God did forgive him and said David wouldn't die. But God also told him that the consequences for his sins would not be removed. David would still have to suffer the consequences for his sinful deeds.
God also will forgive us of our sin but at the same time we also might have to suffer the consequences that have come from years of sinful living. If you spend years in alcohol addictions God can forgive you but you still might still get liver damage. If you spend years of immoral living you, God can forgive you but you still might loose your family.
Here's the lesson to learn from this post. If you sin don't try to cover it up, instead, immediately own up to them, confess them, repent from them and get right with God. Don't ever think you can pull the wool over the eyes of God.