not a treadmill

"We do not depend on the strength of our faith to hold us to him but on the strength of his love to lift us to himself.

Because our faith is in Christ’s saving work alone, the Christian life is not a wearying treadmill of trying to stay on God’s good side. We rest in the grace that covers our sin, overcomes our failings, and grants us the righteousness of Jesus."

Bryan Chappell in The Gospel as Center