Hi, I am new here. I came to this site because I am really worried about my 9 year old son. He has professed faith and was baptized at age 7, but for several months has been struggling with his faith. I know he is young, but I am convinced that he was sincere when he was saved and truly understood the gospel. I have also seen fruit in his life. He is now saying he wants to believe but "it seems hard to believe God is real." He is very upset about this because he says he does want to be close to Jesus and follow Him, yet he says "something is holding me back." He told me today he feels like his heart is now hardened to the Lord. He is really sad and concerned about this and is pretty tearful. He is our first born child and I read that Satan attacks the first born. Also my husband is not a professing Christian. I don't know much about deliverance and there is no deliverance ministry in my state. I have prayed for him, with him, renounced any evil or demons that may be surrounding him, our home, our family, etc and still he is saying that is hard to believe. How do I tell how much of this is spiritual attack and how much is just a little boy wrestling with his faith and growing? Can anyone tell me what else I should be doing? Thank you.