The simple truism, "Nothing comes from nothing", creates an enormous roadblock to consistent atheism.
It's titled Evil King Ahaz & The Virgin Birth, from Isaiah 7. Listen to it, or download it, over at Messages on this website. God sent the good news of Jesus' great joy to the worst possible man of his time and society. Why did God do that?
You can apprehend God, but you will never comprehend Him.
The Bible never teaches passivity. The Bible never says "Let go and let God." The Bible never says, "Just let Jesus flow through you." It never says you should just hang there like a branch on a vine (that is not the right application of Jesus' parable.) The true counterpoint to self-reliance is Christ-reliance, not passivity, "resting", letting Jesus 'flow through me", or all the other nonsense that poses as true spirituality. I do good works because I trust Jesus Christ. Refusal to make effort to obey is sin; God will not accept mysticism as a valid excuse for my laziness.