No matter how disciplined, organized and faithful we are we are sinners living in a sin-cursed world with other sinners. Nothing we do will ever change that reality. We are surrounded by discouraging, hurtful and sinful realities.
Jesus is very candid about our diagnosis; it’s bad and we need help; we need a Rescuer AND He is that and so much more. All things need to be made new, but we are not the ones who will accomplish that renovation (Rev 21:3-5). We are exiles and strangers who see the promises from afar and believe them (Heb 11:13), but we are walking by faith now and not by sight.
There will be a new day when everything will be put right. In the meantime we Jesus’ help, his grace and his truth. We don’t need it a tiny bit; we are desperate for buckets of it. We need it every hour of every day.