William James said:
"God forgives us our sins, but our nervous
systems do not."
Ibn al-Wazeer wrote in his book Al-Awuosim wa
"Verily, to be hopeful of Allah’s mercy opens the
doors of optimism for one of His slaves, making him more avid in worship, and
inspiring him to be more enthusiastic in performing voluntary acts of worship
and racing to perform good deeds."
This is true, especially because some people are not
moved to do good deeds except when they recall Allah’s mercy, forgiveness, and generosity.
As a consequence of reflecting on these qualities, they seek closeness to Allah
through diligently performing good deeds.