Every now and then I'm wondering why does it have to be so hard? Why do I get tired of giving Him my time? But then I see a verse like this and BAM, I just know what to do. It's all about not quitting, about pursuing The Lord no matter what. About never getting tired of doing good. Even when you don't feel like it, when you just want to chill and watch some TV, when you fail and are too ashamed. There's no bad time to come to God and talk to Him. Because you know what? "Time spent alone with God is never wasted!" (clengheartsyou)
So please don't quit! Don't stop fighting. I know it may seem too difficult. But FIGHT. Go against the flow. He will be your strength. Work on your relationship with Jesus. I can't stress enough how important that is.
And as I mentioned above, getting closer to God isn't just about reading the Bible, praying and going to church. It's also about having pure thoughts, having a good attitude towards everything, not complaining, caring for others, yes even studying/working and so much more! It's not limited! Just ask God what it is you can do to be closer to Him.