"...If He frowns, or dips His pen in gall, it is done in love. Afflictions, though sharp arrows, are shot from a loving Father. God afflicts in love to humble and purify. He smites that He might save. If He hides His face, it is in love...God withdraws comfort to stir the embers into fire. When God hides His face from His children, He is still a Father and His heart yearns for them."
- Thomas Watson in Voices From The Past