It's so easy to live our life as we please without thinking about God. If you don't believe in him, that's one thing; but if you deliberately ignore him, that's quite another and far worse. Of course, no one can possibly run away from God ~ sooner or later, we shall have to face him. Perhaps many of us do finally turn our thoughts to him during the last moments of our like. If that's the case, then death is a blessing.
If you look around, the need for God is right now. When natural disasters strike around the world, you need him. When wars flare up among nations, you need him. When tradedy befalls someone (could be you), you need him. In fact, anytime you are bothered by anything that makes you unhappy, you need him. The list is endless. I am not even talkinig about the other half, the good things he can give you. We need God more than anything else.