From my son David as we were talking about someone who has probably lost faith in God.
“I pray and read my Bible a lot, and I still have doubts sometimes. If I did not do that I would probably have a whole lot of doubts.”
That statement could have a sermon built around it.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. – Hebrews 12:1-3
It has always been a temptation to forsake faith in God. It is a conscience decision to persevere in faith. I want to run the race to gain the prize that is to come, and I want to train myself through the disciplines of Bible study and prayer as David said, and I want to learn to ignore the things that distract me.