God wants you to sense his presence, but he’s more concerned that you trust Him than that you feel Him. Faith, not feelings, pleases God.
The situations that will stretch your faith most will be those times when life falls apart and God is nowhere to be found. This happened to Job. On a single day he lost everything — his family, his business, his health, and everything he owned. Most discouraging for Job was the absence of God. For much of the book, God said nothing!