(Pro 1:28 KJV) Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
I would hate to play hide and seek with God, even if He was confined to my yard. It reminds me of playing the game with my son when he was young. I would find an awesome hiding place and he would almost be at the point of tears when he could not find me. At that point I would make a noise and keep making it until he “discovered” me.
Usually that is the way God plays the game. We are incapable of finding Him so He makes noises to get our attention. This is the work of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to hear, bringing us understanding as we read, putting us in the right place at the right time.
All that is good. What is frightening here is that there comes a time when God concedes that we are only playing games and leaves us searching in the room while He goes about His business.
So? Pray for those you know who are playing games. God may be infinite but His patience is not always.