“Ya Rabbi! I regret all my sins. If only I had never committed them. InshaAllah I will never repeat them.” As the words of tawbah are recited, one should repent sincerely for each and every sin one has committed since reaching the age of adolescence, feeling deep regret.
“…Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.”[al-Furqan 25:70]
“Truly Allah loveth those who turn unto Him [in repentance], and loveth those who have a care for cleanliness.” [Baqara 2:222]
This ayah offers wonderful support and strength to a servant of God whose hope has been extinguished.