When we are confronted with our weaknesses, hardships or sin, we don’t need to try harder…we need to trust Christ, our Savior, who is alive in us. Romans 8:3-4 “God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all.” We can’t save ourselves. Moreover, we don’t have to try. In His great love, God gave us His Son to understand and free humanity. Accept God’s provision. Receive His Son’s sacrifice for us. Just BE in His presence. Embrace what His Spirit is doing in us. Recognize that if God gave us His son to save us, there is nothing He will not do to keep us in His love. Romans 8:31-39 “So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way!” So, live life on God’s terms: receiving His Son, being in His Spirit’s presence, resting in the knowledge that He is intervening for us, and persevering in His endless love.