Have you ever waited for a friend? As you wait, your focus is on the people walking by who are not your friend.
A man walks by. You look up. Not him.
A couple walks in. You look up. Not your friend.
When you wait for someone, your mind focuses on their absence…on the absence of the person you await. They are constantly on your mind even though you cannot see them.
Consider your faith. You play the waiting game with God too. In His seeming absence, God actually becomes more present.
God's presence becomes more acute as you urgently search for Him. The struggle helps you become more patient. More filled with faith. Closer to God.