Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
Not a few express sorrow for their sin because they get caught. They are sorry for themselves. But, the one who is blessed by God directs his sorrow for his sin toward God and toward others. Toward God, because all sin is against Him. Toward others, because sin also hurts and harms other people. Godly sorrow for sin leads to repentance and God’s forgiveness. This godly sorrow is the mourning Jesus advises and blesses. Ask yourself this question: Am I sad and sorry because of your sin, or am I sad and sorry because you got caught in your sin? How you answer helps you know whether or not God will be bless and comfort you.