Everyone should check out Paul Copan’s web site, Worldview Bulletin Newsletter (https://worldviewbulletin.substack.com/), and in particular, in the July 26 edition, Clifford Williams’ “Existential Reasons for Believing in God.”
I am provoked to think: If God exists; if He created us; and if He loves us; then it is more likely that discovering what He wants for us will lead to our fulfillment.
Does believing in God solve all our problems? Of course not! But is there any peace in relief from guilt, shame, and fear? Is there any joy in beholding the exalted character of the Son of God, or from imagining ourselves becoming like him? There is! And when we experience that joy and peace, it confirms what our reason has already shown us: God is with us!