God might be far away, meaning answers to prayer and messages from God are really, really rare. At least in the Western world at this time. And it is difficult to deal with that distance, it is something “unlivable” to put all ones hope into something that will not (or nearly not) come into experience in this life.
A means to deal with this situation could be to develop a sense of awe. God might be far away (thought not absent, means you can still find some signs of him). But he is so great that he is sufficient even in that distance. This becomes apparent when studying his work in nature: the human body, the laws of nature etc..