Relationship with God is best fed by a steady practice of attentiveness to God (as opposed to occasional spikes of engagement and intense surges of experience), which may help explain some of the spiritual dissatisfaction and burnout puzzling countless sincere souls in our day. We mistake the spikes and surges for spiritual strength and are left wondering why our faith at times still feels uneven and lonely.
Just because it feels hard, doesn’t mean you aren’t going anywhere. God just might be building in you the strength you need so that He can take you where you don’t yet know that you are going. But He does. And the adventure will be worth it.