Job could not find God. And it's not like he didn't try. The thing is, sometimes it's a part of God's plan for Him to be silent for a while. Sometimes He steps back. He'd never do it without good reason (and it's frustrating when we don't know the reason), but sometimes it's necessary.
One question that comes up during this type of silence, is 'How do I fill it?' If you can't feel or find God, how do you fill your life with Him? Well, luckily, or actually by design, His words are always around. You guessed it...on paper...in the Bible.
Even if you don't feel bird-sized-butterflies in your stomach while you're reading it, the Bible's still speaking directly into your life. That's what it's there for. Job didn't feel the presence of God for ages, but could still confidently say 'I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread' (Job 23:11-12 NIV). He still loved the words of God that were available to him, even when God wasn't speaking to him in any other way. And that's what kept him going. That's what kept his life right when he couldn't hear God in any other way.
So what now? Make a new note on your phone, called 'My Savings Account'. Type out (not copy and paste, the act of typing is a good memory builder) three of your favourite Bible verses - check back on them when you feel God's silence.
Soulfood : Col 1-2, Lk 20:41-47, Ps 78:1-8, Prov 23:19-21