No matter how hard we try, we do not have the power in us to help our situation. God understands our helplessness and that’s why He sent his son Jesus Christ to die to change the situation of things so that we can longer be subject to the law of death but the law of life. By His death on the cross, we are released from the hold of the law of death and are alive to the law of life. Now we can serve Him by being obedient to our new nature and not that of the old nature. We can now live in the Spirit and so produce the works of the Spirit.