A distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the Lord. Instead of looking to Jesus, you’re looking to your left or right. Distractions don’t take away the fact that God is good and worthy of our praise but they prevent us from experiencing Him this way. So they deplete us of our passion for Him. But our feelings do not dictate who God is. So when we feel He is not all He says He is, He is not the problem, we are. And many times it’s because we’re not really looking at Him and focused on Him like we should be. This is why, when comparing our life with Christ to a race, the Apostle Paul tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). And when we do this, we will clearly see God’s Word is true and that He is worthy. And knowing this is key to our passion for Him.