A theist might come to doubt or disbelieve in God's goodness. This is relevant because in such a situation, the believer in God could ultimately abandon relationship with God (consciously or unconsciously1).
A theist might come to grow jealous of God (Perhaps even resenting God).1 This is relevant because in such a situation, the believer in God would ultimately fail to have a loving relationship with God.
- Travis Dumsday: “...one possible reaction is overwhelming jealousy and resentment—jealousy of God and resentment at not being more godlike. The tradition suggests that there is a danger in an immediate awareness of the divine, and that the danger might be mitigated by certain forms of preparation that can only occur in the absence of an explicit experiential awareness of God.” [“Divine Hiddenness and Creaturely Resentment” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (2012): 43.]
A theist might come to forever doubt/resent God for how God handles suffering, perhaps disagreeing with God's reasons or not understanding them.1 This is relevant because in such a situation, the believer in God would ultimately fail to have a loving relationship with God.
A theist might come to be closed off to moral transformation, perpetually loving their own sin over loving God. This is relevant because in such a situation, the believer in God could ultimately abandon relationship with God.1
- Paul Draper (Philosophy professor at Purdue): “(1) God loves me and so desires to be united in love with me. (2) Such union is impossible even for God in my current psychically fragmented condition. To make union possible, I need to be internally integrated around the good and (3) to achieve such integration, I need to undergo a process of justification and sanctification.” [“'Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering' Reviewed by Paul Draper” at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2011) online.]