There was a great quote in the movie, "God's Not Dead 2": when the teacher was going through a very tough trial (literally!), she didn't feel God's presence as closely as usual, like He was being silent. Her dad said something like, "When a student is taking a test, the teacher is quiet." Interesting thought! Sometimes we need to take what we've already learned to ace those tests, working hard in those quiet, lonely times in order to apply it and prove those new found skills and faith. Wonderful growth and closeness to the Lord will result, and how sweet that is! Better than an A+ any day!
Here is a beautiful song called, "When God is Silent."