Helpful Advice For Spiritual Aridity
Hence, the soul should thank God when He caresses it with sweetness, but should not grow impatient or fret when left in desolation. Some persons, when deprived of sensible sweetness, imagine themselves abandoned by God. Then they neglect prayer and lose all that they have gained. There is no better time to exercise our resignation to God's will than the time of darkness and aridity.
from Conformity to the Will of God by St. Alphonsus Liguori pp.49-50