The Bible tells me Jesus was crushed for our iniquity (our sin or offence before God) Isaiah 53:4-6. A price was to be paid to bring about satisfaction. In our poverty we are unable to pay that debt, we must rely on the mercy of another.
The problem is we have a sense of pride or defiance that is unwilling to submit to what God has graciously done. We insist on doing things our own way thank you very much. We believe the lie that we can make it on our own, we can make our own glories & destiny without God, the second Babel still reaches heavenwards.
Faith & confidence in the flesh still falls short though, it always will, otherwise there would have been no need for the Christ to come. Only Jesus can truly deliver us from our present evil & sin & the second death, personally & collectively.