light years away

Psalm 11:3-4  
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

"And we may be tempted to say: "how can that help? That's just what I was afraid of - he's light years away!" . But note the imagery, especially about the throne, eyes and eyelids. [This] picture does not imply Yahweh is removed but that he rules (throne); that throne is not the place of inactivity but of supremacy; it does not suggest distance but dominion. Yahweh's exaltedness or transcendence doesn't indicate distance or indifference but activity"

Dale Ralph Davis, The way of the righteous in the muck of life (psalms 1-12)