Never should we so abandon ourselves to God as when He seems to have abandoned us. Let us enjoy light and consolation when it is His pleasure to give it to us, but let us not attach ourselves to His gifts, but to Himself; and when He plunges us into the night of pure faith, let us still press on through the agonizing darkness.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
The English Standard Version
Love is a great teacher.
Augustine of Hippo