Galatians 3:1-3 (AMP) 3 O you poor and silly and thoughtless and unreflecting and senseless Galatians! Who has fascinated or bewitched or cast a spell over you, unto whom—right before your very eyes—Jesus Christ (the Messiah) was openly and graphically set forth and portrayed as crucified? 2 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?] 3 Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?
Making a change in life is not an easy thing for anyone. We all find areas in life where we feel we need to change so we can grow spiritually. We receive and accept Christ into our lives through faith, not by doing things for him to approve of us. We certainly are not perfect but the good news is that whatever we cannot do, God can do. When you feel frustrated most of the time it may be that you are doing something without God’s involvement. When we try to solve our own problems all of the time, we become tired, grouchy, and likely annoying to other people.
Not only does grace save us, but grace also changes us. We can learn to live by grace. Understanding grace can bring an enormous amount of happiness into your life. No matter how big our mess, God’s grace is always bigger than our mess. We do not have any problems that God is unable to solve.
When we are feeling helpless in our situation the first thing we need to do is believe. Believe that God is working in the right way in situations and people that surround us. When we believe, he may be changing the situation or it may be us that he is changing rather than the situation or people around us.
When we completely believe, we can enter the rest of God. Resting does not mean sitting back and doing nothing, it means are believing and working with God and the work we are doing is based off of God’s will for our lives.
Psalm 127 1 Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.