Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10
Repentance is not a joyful thing. We have to face our deepest wrongs—the things that everyone knows about us or the most hidden of our darkest sins. We stand there looking straight at them with them looking back. They are ingrained in us, and it hurts as we try to tear them away from who we are. We may even feel as if we are losing something.