Sorrow Is Not Enough

In itself, conviction of sin cannot deliver anyone from bondage. Let’s say your sin is exposed publicly. It brings you sadness, sorrow and humiliation. It may even cause you to weep mightily. But this does not mean that you have been healed of your sin. The truth is, weeping and wailing often accompany a shallow, halfhearted repentance. The real fruit of genuine repentance is not just tears of grief, but a willingness to forsake the sin that led to such sorrow.  It is not enough merely to weep over your sins.

David Wilkerson. Knowing God By Name: Names of God That Bring Hope and Healing (pg. 89)