You can’t be saved without repentance . . . and you can’t truly repent without Godly sorrow. If you don’t have it, PRAY FOR IT!! This is a matter of the utmost importance.


‘For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea, [what] indignation, yea, [what] fear, yea, [what] vehement desire, yea, [what] zeal, yea, [what] revenge! . . . ‘  (2 Corinthians 7:10-11)

Look at what godly sorrow produces: carefulness (earnestness, diligence), clearing of ourselves (attention to be sure our actions are defensible), indignation (or vexation–with sin), fear (dread, terror– of our own condition; respect and reverence for God), vehement desire, and zeal!
This is the passion that is necessary to prevail over sin and temptation. It isn’t something that can be drummed up on our own. As incomprehensible as it seems, that horrible feeling of condemnation that you feel, when faced with your own sins, is the very thing that is needful to motivate and energize you to turn from sin and pursue righteousness!

I repeat: if you haven’t experienced godly sorrow over your sins, seek God for it until you do!!