I heard someone describe this question as an expression of doubt recently. I can see that. But for me, this question demonstrates the opposite of doubt. It says, “I know God is. But I don’t know where He is. I know He’s somewhere. I don’t think He’s here.”
I’ve felt that way before. I believe in God. I believe God will do what He’s said He’ll do. I believe He is Who He says He is. But I wonder why that doesn’t look the way I expected it to look. I wonder where I should go to find Him.
When I’m in a dark spot and I say, “God, where are you?” I’m not doubting. Having the confidence to ask the question, knowing someone’s listening and capable of answering, can be an act of faith.