Look steadily at Jesus on the cross, if you want inward peace. Look to anything of yourself and you will never feel comfortable. Your own life and doings, your repentance, morality and consistency, your church attendance, Bible reading or prayers–what are they all but a mass of imperfection? Rest not upon them for a moment. As things for acceptance with God, they are worthless rubbish. They cannot give you comfort; they cannot bear the weight of your sins; they cannot stand the searching eye of God. Rest on nothing but Christ crucified and the atonement He made for you on Calvary. This alone is the way of peace.
– J. C. Ryle