And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. -Ezra 9:6
The Psalmist said:
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. -Psalms 119:136
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. -Psalms 119:53
Daniel, a man "greatly beloved" of God said this:
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. -Daniel 9:8
And Job, whom the Lord tells us walked perfect and upright before Him, when he saw the glory of God he said this of himself:
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. -Job 40:4
The publican felt this way of himself, and said these words:
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. -Luke 18:13
Have you personally seen yourself this way? It's not something optional for just the most spiritual saints of God. Sorrow for sin is a very mark and proof of those who are truly convicted of their sins by the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ said:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Until one sees his own poverty, he cannot see God's riches. It is only God who can make us recognize our poverty that He might make us rich. It is only God who can make us lowly in heart that He might lift us up." -Selected
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Praise the Lord, there is full forgiveness to be found through Jesus Christ!
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord,
who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee,
that thou mayest be feared.
Much more then, being now justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, -1 Peter 2:7
Something to think about: Is the Lord Jesus Christ precious to you?