Here is abundant cause for trust and patience under Divine affliction. Christ was beloved of the Father, yet He was not exempted from poverty, disgrace, and persecution. He hungered and thirsted. Thus, it was not incompatible with God’s love for Christ when He permitted men to spit upon and smite Him.
Then let no Christian call into question God’s love when he is brought under painful afflictions and trials. God did not enrich Christ on earth with temporal prosperity, for “He had not where to lay His head.” But He did give Him the Spirit “without measure” (John 3:34). Learn then that spiritual blessings are the greatest gifts of Divine love. How blessed to know that when the world hates us, God loves us! (Taken from Attributes of God, Ch. 15)
God’s love will not always protect you from pain, sickness, or hardship. You may be betrayed by those closest to you; look at Joseph. Your body may be racked with crippling pain; look at Job. You may suffer violently at the hands of evil men even though you’re innocent; look at Jesus. But, take heart, though God’s love may not always keep hardship away, God’s love will always carry you through it and, one day, usher you into His eternal joy.
Don’t doubt God’s love when you experience pain, trust it. After all, as Thomas Watson said, “The worst thing God will ever do to His children is whip them to heaven.”