Romans 4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
If you work for it then you owe it, salvation! This verse seems so wild compared to common religious thought. Don’t work just believe. It is your faith that counts not your work. Salvation is an act of grace.
I am afraid that we are too keyed in on what we do to like this verse very much. We would say keep working at it, hold on, persevere. We would place so much emphasis on what we do that we fail to see what He did.
Salvation by grace is relaxing knowing that He saved you and loves you. None of that is based on what you are doing on a day to day basis. He just loves you so relax!