I was an atheist, but i did not want to be one, i wanted to believe that i am going somewhere when i die, i took a shot in the dark and sincerely and humbly asked God if he existed to let me know. That was 1991 and i have experienced God 1000's of times since then that i don't doubt His existence at all. I can't understand how anyone would rather believe God does not exist than believe He does exist. The most profound two words i can say are "I am", the worst thing that can happen to me is "I am not" - non existence, hell would not be as bad as that.
There are so many miracles in the world, the evidence for God is overwhelming for those who want to believe in Him.
God bless you,