God frequently conceals Himself for a purpose. It may be to ground you even more; for whatever reason, He does so out of His abundant goodness and faithfulness. During these periods, you may begin to believe the way to rejuvenate your faith is by a greater degree of affection or exertion of strength and activity; no dear soul, that is not the way. You must await the return of the Beloved with patient love, humility, peace, and silent worship. By doing these things, you demonstrate to the Father that it is Himself alone and His good pleasure that you seek and not the selfish delights of your own satisfaction. Don’t be impatient in your times of dryness, wait patiently for God. In doing so, your prayer life will increase and be renewed. In abandonment and contentment, learn to wait for the return of your Beloved, intermingle your waiting with sighs of love.