The Lord, as many Christians know, desires that His people live in repentance and holiness. Yet He knows very well that all of us naturally gravitate toward sin. Although He empowers us to walk in obedience to Him by the power of His Holy Spirit, we frequently fail to appropriate that power.
Praise the Lord that my salvation depends exclusively on Jesus and His death on the cross rather than on my dismal performance as a Christian! His grace in saving me only makes me more eager to live a life of holiness that honors Him.