Hi, my promise is in Psalms 51:17 which says, The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
So what this means is that God needs to have a sacrifice with blood in it and that we should have a broken heart over our sin.
James 4:9 says, Grieve, mourn and wail. Change you laughter to mourning and you joy to gloom. James is saying this about our sins he wants us to mourn over our sins not just to say a little prayer and go ok so what I’m forgiven yay, no we need to be sad over our sins, but at the same time we shouldn’t have self-pity or wail all the time because of our sin, we need to have a balance.
And since God needs a blood sacrifice Jesus died for our sins even though he was perfect and didn’t need to die he did for our sins.
Do you just say a little prayer and say ok I’m done?