People inevitably have questions. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Some scientists, the X-Files, and movies like Mission to Mars tell us we descended from aliens. As far as these folks are concerned, the thought of God is alien.
Oddly, these individuals often long to penetrate the supernatural. Scientific materialists probe the paranormal and hunger for extra-normal spirituality. The yearning exists in their hearts because God exists. "That which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them" (Romans 1:19).
The Bible also gives us reasons for being. Here is one of them. It relates to God. "He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God" (Acts 17:26-27). Why did God place us on the earth? God put us here so that we would seek Him.
We don’t fulfill this purpose as we should. God often uses extreme measures so we will. David prays about people who regard God as alien. "Pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm. Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Your name, O Lord" (Psalm 83:16-17). We encounter storms, real and emotional, to get us thinking, praying, and seeking.