“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." - Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
The only way to live a godly life effectively is through faith. We have to learn how to let go of what we think and rely on Christ’s power. Although many of us want to have faith when we feel like it; God calls us to a life of faith. Everything we do should be led and approved by Him; even if it doesn’t make sense to us. Just trust Him.
You can not please God by yourself. Don’t try to go through life relying on yourself when you feel like it and then ‘trusting’ God when you think you need Him. Understand that even when the Lord’s plan doesn't make sense to you; He already knows. Look back on all He has done for you in the past and move forward in faith. Live a life that is pleasing to God!