If you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Deuteronomy 4:29
God is waiting to be found. He is waiting to be discovered. He is right where he has always been.
Jesus promises that if you seek you will find (see Matthew 6:33).
The key is “seek.”
Have you ever lost something which was valuable? When you lose something valuable you will seek to find it. Your search will be whole hearted. You will not just walk in a room and walk out. You will look under the bed. You will look in the closet. You will open the drawers. You will search every corner. If you are desperate enough you might even find yourself digging in the garbage. The point is that if something is valuable enough there is no length to which you will not go to find it.
The great news is that God does not make himself difficult to find. Ultimately, God is found through a relationship with Jesus. He is found in the pages of the Holy Scriptures. He is found in the Sacraments. He is found in the serving others. He is found in quiet and intimate moments when we set aside all the other distractions that assault us. He is found when we exercise the Spiritual Gifts he has poured into our lives.
He is easily found because he is seeking you. He is calling you. He is pursuing you.
My kids like to play hide and seek in our house. The boys are 4 years old. They have not yet mastered the concept of the game. They will go and hide, but what they fail to understand is the point of the game is for them not to be found. Before you even walk into the room where they are hiding they will call out and reveal their hidden location. The reason they do this is because they enjoy being found.
I believe God also enjoys being found. This is why he has continually reveals himself throughout history and has now ultimately revealed himself in Jesus (see Hebrews 1:1–2). The reason we don’t find him is not because he is hiding. The reason we don’t find him is because we are not looking.