For David, God’s precepts had once been sweeter than honey. Despite dark times, he could almost hear the heavens “declare the glory of the Lord.” On sad days he “waited patiently” for Jehovah. He reasoned with his downcast soul that “I will yet praise him,” assured that “joy comes in the morning.” But not during the misery of Psalm 38:13–14. On that day, no longer able to hear God’s faintest whisper, he was deaf. On that night, all strength having drained from his pathetic soul, he was wordless . . . mute . . . prayerless. This seminar is about that day and night.