But I believe God is gracious and gently prods us to return to His presence during times of distance and when we seek Him out, He hears us.
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33: 3
Commentary: God is ready to answer our prayers, but we must ask for His assistance. Surely God could take care of our needs without our asking. But when we ask, we are acknowledging that He alone is God and that we cannot accomplish in our own strength all that is in His domain to do.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the Earth, your eyes saw my unformed body…” Psalm 139: 14-16
So as we are all unique, I encourage you to make your intimate time with God your own; whether you find yourself journaling, singing a song, painting; whatever it is I encourage you to continue to stimulate and grow your relationship with God. He is always there, patiently waiting for you to draw near.
“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” James 4: 8.