That is what it is like for us and God. There is nothing that can separate us from His love for us. Many times the mind games that we allow to go on will cause us to doubt God's love and faithfulness. It may seem at times that He isn't there but He hasn't changed.
When we think that He has forgotten us, it is time for us to take a look at ourselves. What sin might be keeping us from Him? What are we focused on? What are we listening to in our heads?
Once we get our focus back on the Truth and what He says we will be able to see how He was fighting for us as we wondered away. It is His love for us that makes us unstoppable. He has conquered death and that power is in us making us conquers too.