Confess your sins, trust God for strength. Use discipline and self-control. -Sper, Our Daily Bread
By the grace of God you have been saved through faith. This has not come from you: it is God’s gift. This was not the result of your works, so you are not to feel proud. What we are is God’s work.
“I wasn’t there for my father at the end. My sisters visited him when he was sick and died, but I didn’t. I spoke to him, but I didn’t go to visit him. And I felt bad. I still feel guilt associated with that. I’m going to see my mother this weekend. She is not sick; she is just old. She is fairly healthy for a 93-year-old. When she does get sick and the time comes, I hope to be able to spend some time with her. Not that it would remove the pain of losing my father, but I don’t want her to slip away like he did. And you can’t beat yourself forever. At some point you have to forgive yourself. Depression is natural, but only for a moment. If it lasts, you have a problem.”
The last two sentences.