Psalm 11:5: The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
" It is the LORD who tries the righteous. Suffering does not come ultimately from the hand of Satan but from God’s sovereign and wise design. Spurgeon writes, “God our loving Father, sitting at the helm of the universe, could no doubt have so ordered all things that the truly good man should have no affliction, nor even the pain of death. But it is not so.” In other words, God did not choose to create a world where the righteous live pain-free lives. Therefore, in our suffering, we can submit in hope to a God who is at work for the good of his people." - Geoff Chang; The Spurgeon Library