The groaning of the sinners
“Imam Ibn ul-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said:
“The groaning of the sinners (due to repentance) is more beloved to Allaah than the tasbeeh of the conceited.
It may be that by means of this sin, Allaah has caused him to drink the medicine that will cure a fatal disease which you also have, but you do not realize it.”
[Madaarij al-Saalikeen, 1/177, 178]”