The repenting sinner can go to God with boldness in prayer and look upon him not as a judge, but as a father. He is "born of God" and is heir to a kingdom (Luke 6:20). He is encircled with promises. He no sooner shakes the tree of the promise but some fruit falls.
Taken from the book The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson 1668 from Jeff Haavisto, King of Grace Church