“Humble yourselves therefore brethren under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” (I Peter 5:6)

Humble yourselves therefore brethren under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time epistle I Peter 5:6 “As soon as you notice your sin, do not torture yourself and so waste your time without profit. But at once humble yourself and, conscious of your weakness, turn to God with hope and call to him from the depths of your heart Oh, Lord, my God, I have done this because I am what I am, and so nothing can be expected of me but such transgressions or even worse if thy Grace does not help me and I am left to myself alone. I grieve over what I have done—especially because my life has no righteousness responding to thy care for me, but I continue to fall and fall. Forgive me and give me the strength not to offend thee again, and in no way to digress from thy will Having done this, do not torment yourself with thoughts as to whether God has forgiven you. The Lord is near, and listens to the sighing of His servants. So, calm yourself in this certainty, and having regained your calm, continue your usual occupations as though nothing had happened. You must do this, not once, but if neccesary a hundred times in every minute. And the last time, with the same perfect trust and daring towards God as the first. In doing this, you will render due honor to the infinite goodness of God St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite