1 Kings 19:12-13
"Then Elijah was told, 'Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.' A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn't found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in the fire; and after the fire came a gentle and quiet whisper."
Sometimes God isn't where we expect Him to be. Sometimes we find Him in the most unlikely of places. I personally am a fan of the fact that though God is consistently present, He can be spontaneous, and He is never predictable. It makes me feel like maybe we do have a few things in common afterall...
So if you, like I do so often, find yourself looking for the Lord but not finding Him, and wish that He would show up and yell at you some instruction, some feedback, or just anything at all, try listening instead for the gentle whisper.