I remember when I was a teen I started to feel such a weight from sin. It was a heavy burden to carry, but although I'd learned about the steps of repentance as a child I had never really put them into practice. Repentance is a personal and private thing, and as such I realized that I'd never witnessed an example of it, and that made it hard for me to go about using it in my life.
As the burden of sin accumulated and weighed me down to depression I knew I must implement it in my life to feel free and clean again! I studied the book "The Miracle of Forgiveness" and got the courage to pray for forgiveness myself. I remember my first prayer of repentance to God so well because for the first time I could feel Gods love comforting me almost as if it were a physical presence. I poured out my soul and cried on my knees for what felt like an hour and felt my burdens lifted when I finished.
After that experience, repentance became a part of my every day life and prayers to God and it feels much less dramatic than the first time but every bit as freeing and lifting of my soul. My relationship with God has become so much more personal close and real since implementing repentance in my life.
I know there must be others who have, for any number of reasons, not experienced this miracle in their lives. I challenge you to set aside some private time to confess your sins to God in prayer either tonight or before this week is through. Ask for his forgiveness with true sorrow for your sin and intent to change your ways. After this, (or sometimes before) you should seek restitution, or in other words "right the wrong." If you've lied, then confess. Stolen, then return. Been cruel, then be kind. If your having a hard time knowing where to start or how to right the wrong seek confidential and nonjudgmental advice from your local LDS Bishop. No problem or question is to big or too small. He is there to help you understand how to use Gods gift! How to implement the atonement and feel free and clean. I'm so greatful for Jesus sacrifice for you and for me. I know God loves you!! I know that he will forgive you.