Well no - at least there is no hope from the human level. If salvation depends upon us as human beings, then we are lost. There is no way that we can be acceptable in the sight of God - for we have sinned against God and, what's more,we want to sin against God. There are none who understand or seek God.
So what then? What is our only hope? Our only hope is if God Himself should come and rescue us. And this God promised to do: "I looked, but there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; and My own fury, it sustained Me" (Is 63:5). This, my friends, is the message of the Gospel: what we could not do because of our sinful nature, God did in sending His own Son to rescue and redeem us. Praise to the Lord!
And what our catechism question this week reminds us is this: this action was the fulfillment of God's plan in all eternity. God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world; love us while we were yet sinners; saved us apart from any merit on our own part - for we had and have none. So all glory goes to God alone.
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?A. God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.