We all have times when we feel cold and distant from God. Maybe these seem too frequent. But there certainly are other times when our prayers are answered, and we do see our Lord working in us and in those we care about. All is not silence. When we are in those times of seeing the Lord’s hand we can rejoice, give thanks, and sing. (Another great hymn: Rejoice ye pure in heart. Look it up.) When we are in between those times, we still call to mind all that God has done, knowing that He has not abandoned us. He is using our circumstances for His good purpose, and for our best good. We still rejoice, give thanks and sing. Look around today. The Lord is near. He is answering your prayers. Rejoice, give thanks, and sing.