We Start by Faith
"We do not come to a rational understanding of God's revelation (the Bible) before we are able to believe; we must first put our trust in that revelation in order to see its coherence." - R.C. Sproul
As Anselm's famous slogan goes, "I believe in order that I may understand."
We will never find God unless we truly seek to know Him and, in faith, believe that He can be found. That is why we are saved by God's grace, because this faith is not of ourselves, it is a gift of God so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2)