God’s favor works in our lives on many different levels, one of which is to provide what we need every day. We do not have to be perfect or work to earn His grace; we receive it as an undeserved gift because of our born-again status. Even when we sin, God still shows us grace so abundantly that it changes our minds about our behavior; it causes us to want to stop sinning and to please God. He does this by showing us mercy for things we do not deserve. Our faith, not in what we do but in what Jesus has already one, activates grace to begin working on our behalf. This frees us from constantly striving through our own efforts, and enables us to confidently trust in Jesus’ finished works. Trusting in His grace matures us and helps us to grow into the person God wants us to be.