Indeed, this is true.
It is to my shame that I am struggling, in fits and starts, and fairly discouraged in my walk with God... and in a macabre/catch-22 way it feeds on itself: wanting to do better, I try [and fail], I beat myself up for thinking I can do it (i.e. not relying on God), then I find myself wanting to do better...
I am certain that it is healthy for a human being to believe in something that is bigger than all of us. It provides the perspective that is necessary for a meaningful and fulfilling life. Our Creator designed us that way.
And it is sad that there is so much noise* drowning out our Creator's call, but then simply because it is effective is why the Enemy would employ the tactic.
* Note: just see what happens when one tries to move something 'broken' back into its proper place; all sorts of "screaming" and crying, sometimes emotional/hysterical & sometimes logical/cold, but 'screaming' nonetheless. You can see this in society WRT firearms; the reason they are all barred in so many places is not because of safety but control, and this control stems from the underlying assumption that "rights" stem from government/society/anything-but-God. It repeats itself in abortion; the unborn cannot be a 'person' (because abortion would then neoclassical be murder) because: "it's a woman's right," "it's part of my body," "it's got abnormalities," "it's settled law," "it can't survive on its own"... again, anything but "a baby is human, made in God's image."
I struggle every day because the task is impossible and he told me so. We all have a sinful nature and I fail miserably. However, by his grace, endeavoring to stay centered, and the wisdom of his word, I believe the goal to be certain and I know it is for you also.
I am always dumbstruck that most threads that discuss abortion on this forum fail to mention the responsibility of the other half of the equation. The indoctrination by the left has been terribly effective and it goes far beyond the issue of abortion.
By seperating the responsibility of the male who impregnated his tortured soul, we buy into the dogma of the left to divide us based on sex, race, demographic, and the laws of man/government. This is the world according to man, not God the Creator. God made men and women for his purposes, yet society tells us throughout our life that it’s about career, convenience, whatever feels good, and celebrating ourselves. The left tells us there is nothing more sacred than a woman’s right to choose. Those ideas will never fulfill the very reason for our existence. Those ideas are doomed to fail.
No, it's not! The shame would be not having enough of a conscience and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit to NOT struggle.
We are all there. We all have been there. We all will be there again.
It's when we get to that place that we throw ourselves on God's grace and mercy be because only He can effect that work in our hearts and souls that needs to be done. None of us are capable of it in and of ourselves.
That's why Scripture says we need to die to self. The sin nature is beyond reforming.
Take it to God. The kind of honesty engaged in when you do that is very powerful.
Philippians 3:12-14 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.