Ask yourself why would matter have a drive to survive, to evolve, to have a self, an ego personality, and consciousness. Why would matter even exist and become these things?
Even after an eternity of time, there would still be no reason for anything to exist and become what it is except for an intelligence behind it that could create an infinitely complex physics in its design of space and matter, all of which indicates purpose.
Evolution evolves consciousness, and with consciousness the universe is able know itself. There wouldn't be a point to existence if it didn't know that it existed. It becomes completely conscious as a human but is trapped in it's complete identification to being a human.
The emptiness you have is the result of you identifying with your ego, and whatever the ego does isolates itself and feels lonely. You, the ego, can't do anything about that, but it's in seeing this and not doing anything, which would be your ego isolating itself again, that you are silenced and consciousness expands.