The Joy of Forgiveness
The psalmist David teaches us that there is Joy in forgiveness. When we refuse to repent of our sin "Your hand was heavy upon me." But when we acknowledge sin to God, we are forgiven and mercy surrounds us.
"Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!" - Psalm 32:11 (NKJV)