We must try harder--Ed Welch offers some great insight on the tendency among believers to live the mantra, I must try harder. Welch counters, "Life in Jesus, however, is restless rest, with the accent on rest.
Faith, which is the primary human response to God, means that we trust
him and not ourselves. More specifically, faith means, 'Jesus, help!'
And this is very different from a foundational belief, 'I must try