I talk to people all the time who struggle with their relationship with God. It’s not that they don’t want to have a better relationship with Him, it’s that they simply don’t see Him.
It’s not only that they don’t see Him but they don’t hear His voice or feel His presence either. As far as they are concerned God exists but He definitely doesn’t know how to show it. This can be a discouraging thing as I’m sure you can imagine. You feel alone and isolated from people who seem to have no problem feeling the presence of God. You put on a good front but inside your heart is breaking with every worship song, sermon, and prayer.
1 John 4:12 says.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
This is very encouraging. Here the author says “no one has ever seen God”. You’re not alone, we all struggle with the feeling of His absence at one point or another. Some of us for very, very long periods of time. The point is, most of us will never see Jesus in a vision or any other way while in mortal flesh. We may never hear the very voice of God audibly whisper His desires in our ears. But we do have a promise.
Sure, none of us have ever seen God, BUT if we make love a priority, we just may.