I have definitely felt like this. And at times I still do. I have been praying to hear God audibly speak to me as if He were right in front of me. The first time I prayed that, the verse Jeremiah 29:13 immediately came to mind.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
God does things His way. I don’t know if He’ll ever speak to me audibly, out loud like you talk to another person. But it doesn’t mean that He’s not speaking to me.
I asked Him to speak to me out loud for 2 reasons.
- I want someone to talk to. I know that He is with me all the time, but I would like to have a conversation, a dialogue. When I pray, I always ask Him to speak to me if He has something to say to me. When I didn’t hear something, I’d get frustrated and think “God’s not talking to me.”
- I want to know FOR SURE what He wants me to do. I don’t want there to be any chance I mess something up, misunderstand what I’m supposed to be doing, etc. So, if I hear God speak to me as clearly as I hear my professor when she’s standing in front of me in class, I know I’m good!