Even though there has been a gradual decline in religious belief, it is obviously pointless to debate whether God still has any relevance in the world today. A huge majority of people still do believe in God in spite of this. Why is your personal conviction your glue? Belief in God feeds your mind and strengthens you, so you can face the difficulties, challenges, and setbacks of life. As a middle-aged adult, I can now see and understand that life has clear restrictions and surprises. Having hope is made possible by confidence in a being bigger than oneself. Yes, there are times when you feel completely overwhelmed by the circumstance, even with prayer. However, you have discovered that through persevering through difficult times, good times eventually come. You can move forward with the power of faith. God still matters in part because of this.