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Here are some notes to work up into a more detailed study:

Deuteronomy 29:2–7 (ESV)
2  And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 3 the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders. 4 But to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear. 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet. 6 You have not eaten bread, and you have not drunk wine or strong drink, that you may know that I am the Lord your God. 7 And when you came to this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan came out against us to battle, but we defeated them.

The things right in front of them, their clothes, their shows, their food: and yet even in such a circumstance, they could not see or understand. God was not hidden, but they could not see.

The same thing is seen in Mark 6. The disciples did not understand when Jesus fed the 5,000 and thus they were perplexed when Jesus walked on water:

Mark 6:47–52 (ESV)
47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
In both instances, God fed his people in the wilderness, but his people could not understand what had happened. This reminds me of the purposeful hardness the unbeliever (Romans 1:18 and Isaiah 6:9-10). And also the warning to us:
Hebrews 3:13–14 (ESV)
13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
Hebrews 3:13–14 (ESV)
13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
And the application is thus: What is God doing that I do not see? Where has my heart been hardened to the most obvious work of God?