When we were unable to help ourselves, at the right time, Christ died for us, although we were living against God.
Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners.
So through Christ we will surely be saved from God’s anger, because we have been made right with God by the blood of Christ’s death. While we were God’s enemies, he made us his friends through the death of his Son.
Surely, now that we are his friends, he will save us through his Son’s life. And not only that, but now we are also very happy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we are now God’s friends again. (Romans 5:6-11 NCV)
Most every person wants to be self-sufficient and independent. This is especially so when we are young, but even in old age. Some people may succumb to what is called a victim's mentality, but even then a toddler mindset of "I want to do it myself" exists.
When it comes to living a guilt-free, forgiven life we are all helpless. No exceptions. Of course, various religions, philosophies, psychological views, and even atheists say we can help ourselves. We can fool ourselves with our own self-justification, but only God can set us free forever.
God is God. He alone can and did provide the means of reconciliation with Himself through His Son Jesus. This reconciliation is not just a free-get-into-heaven ticket for eternity, but restoration for this life, now.
So rejoice, be glad! God made it possible to have a personal friendship with Him everyday for eternity. ©Word-Strong_2015