Darkness is the Time to Listen

Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet. If you open your mouth in the dark, you will talk in the wrong mood: darkness is the time to listen.

—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Feb. 14 (as quoted in Os Guinness’s God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt, p. 177.