In Luke 24, a third element stood between the followers of Jesus and belief. HUMAN REASONING. We see it verses 13-21.
Two men traveled the road to Emmaus. They were joined by Jesus Himself although they didn't recognize Him immediately. They thought they had it figured out. They had preconceived notions about who Jesus was, what He was about, and His ultimate purpose. They had placed Jesus in their own mold. They were locked out of true belief by their own faulty, finite reasoning.
Many (all) people have preconceived and misguided notions about Jesus that keep them from experiencing Him fully.
Human reasoning asks questions about God like these…
"If there is a God, why do we have suffering, disasters, diseases, hunger, and poverty?"
"If there is a God, why was that two-year-old girl crushed a truck?"
Good questions perhaps. But these are questions from human brains of limited intellect.
The Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah, recorded these words that remind us of the shallowness of human reasoning, “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:9-10
Do not let your own human reasoning defeat you in your battle for belief.