You will cry and not be heard. That in which you sought and hoped to find relief will only make you more disconsolate. God will show you no sign of love, but will seem to turn from you in disdain… What then, ought you to do?
There is nothing at which to be dismayed, but great need of courage. Do not feel miserable about the state you are in, but rather, rejoice in God’s love for you, although you may not realize it at the time. Do not depend on your feelings; they are often both misled and deceiving.
Saint John of Ávila