Jesus Forgives Confessed Sin – He Forgives All Sin God’s Mercy for those who repent then forgive yourself. Sometimes we have a hard time forgiving self. Why, because we listen to the enemy who accuses to separate us from the Lord. God’s Word is true. Receive it. The most common translation of “repent” is “turn” or “return.” When one is guilty of various sins, “he must confess in what way he has sinned” in order to receive atonement and forgiveness.