You can belong before you believe.
Self-deception always take us in a bad direction.
I don't believe it. I don't want to believe it.
The real issue is my resistance, not God's existence.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 NLT
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:11 NLT
You cannot have a relationship with someone you do not sacrifice for.
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 NLT
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NLT
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8 NLT
Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. James 4:9 NLT
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. James 4:10 NLT