Self-condemnation is the unrepentant sinner's equivalent of repentance. We wallow in self-condemnation over a sin we have no real intention of releasing to the Lord.
From 100 days, day 62: "Dying to sin can be an agonizingly slow process, and may happen in increments too small for us to discern...every small act of obedience removes another obstacle to the transformation we long to experience. Meanwhile, God's mercy and grace cover us as we undergo the metamorphosis set in motion when we accepted His payment for our sin."
Dear Lord, bring us to genuine repentance for the sins we have been unwilling to release. Thank You for Your mercy and grace, and most of all, for Your love. Amen.
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Hebrews 7:25 NIV