You may fall to the lowest depths, G-d forbid. But no matter how far you have fallen, it is still forbidden to give up hope… There is absolutely no place for despair… The main lesson is that even from one’s failings and declines, one can easily return to Hashem. Nothing is beyond His power. The most important thing is to never give up, but to continue to cry out to Hashem. (Rebbe Nachman, Sichot HaRan 3)
Many people feel these words apply to all other Jews, “but not me. I have gone too far away from Hashem. With the amount and severity of my sins, for me, there is no way to repair this.” Nobody should ever fall into such despair and loss of hope.
A person should continue to daven and cry out to Hashem in personal prayer. No matter how far a person has strayed, Hashem’s loving-kindness and mercy are greater. Every person must remember these words, and can return in complete repentance to Hashem.
Based on Rebbe Nachman’s Soul