If you know you are guilty of sin or find yourself enthralled in isfet, spiritual imbalance, confess, repent, and atone. Confess what you did wrong. Repent of the fallen behavior, Atone for it by seeking to live a more righteous life going forward. This is the only basis for forgiveness. Forgiveness and mercy are offered and freely given, but the offer must be accepted. Salvation is a gift of divine grace, but the gift must be accepted. If one retreats into denial, or arrogance, they lose twice. They lose the forgiveness and they lose the blessing of godly and ancestral healing which comes with mercy and grace.