The best way for Man to live his mortal life, probably the only way for Man to live as a Man; is for him to grapple with and solve problems for himself , including making mistakes. That is the path of theosis.
-thus Bruce Charlton
Update: Mark Citadel makes a great comment below. He reminds me one of my formative spiritual experiences. I was questioning the existence of God as a teenager and it was made clear to me that what I saw as the apparent absence of God was more like the 1% absence of God and the 99% presence that I had become used to, and in fact couldn’t function without. The divine “absence” that is necessary for personal growth towards theosis is only relative.