Prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him best. He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles. Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
If Jesus has your heart, He will have your will. If He has your heart, He will have your emotions, your affections, your intellect. And if He doesn’t have any impact upon your hands, your feet, and eyes and your ears, what you do with your body, then you are deceiving yourself when you say, “Jesus has my heart” because He most certainly does not.