Despair of This!

Start with despair. Despair of finding any answer in yourself. I pray that you will cease from all efforts to look inside yourself for the rescue you need. I pray that you will do what only desperate people can do, namely, cast yourself on Christ. May you say to him, "You are my only hope...have mercy upon me. I trust you." He has promised not to turn you away. "Whoever comes to me I will never cast out."
-John Piper