Faith in God takes effort, which the priests in Hosea where unwilling to put out. God pursues those who are looking for Him. Jesus shares this truth another way in Matthew 7 when He says that everyone who seeks Him will find Him. Know God by reading the Bible, praying, and connecting with other believers.
My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.
~ Hosea 4:6 [NLT]