If the law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. - Galatians 3:21-22
I trust that you have saved me completely. As hard as I may try to live a good life, it will never get me safely to the other side. You have done that for me. When I think about living right at the present time, I want to work at it in order to say thanks to you. I do not think I am earning your love or attention. But here is my problem, I still try to earn my own self-respect and when I sin it takes me too long to get over my own self condemnation. Help me Jesus to follow your lead and forgive myself the second I discover my failings so I can live in love without the distractions of self-criticism and guilt.
Care not what you think but what God thinks and your life will make sense.
Additional Reading: Hebrews 4:12, Jeremiah 17:5-17