"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8
The Lord doesn't always show up the way we think that He will. We have a preconceived idea about how He will and should show up. Israel missed the day of their visitation because they thought that He would show up as a conquering king to deliver them from the oppression and bondage of Rome. Instead He showed up as a babe in a manger and a crucified Christ.
God shows up the way He wants to show up. We just need to make sure that we don't let our idea of how He should show up cause us to miss Him. When it comes to meeting our needs, we think He has to show up as a check in the mailbox, as a new scientific treatment or through another person. I am reminded that in His word He says that His ways and thoughts are so much higher than our ways and thoughts. He could show up to meet your need, to minister to you, to reveal Himself to you in many ways. But because He is a sovereign and mighty God He will show up in the best way according to His desire and plan.
Have a great day. Don't miss God because you are looking for Him to show up in a particular way.