I was thinking about how it is that God does not delight in our suffering yet it his will that we suffer as fallen through this mortal life. . . . God has a purpose--an intent for our future existence--how, who and what we will eventually be.
And it's like a father who wants to create and cultivate a certain type of child. For us to love Him all the more (which is the highest joy of existence, it would appear) He puts us through this firing . . . and the experience of what life is like without Him. Like a father who only wants his child to succeed at the intended goal, some pain/discipline/separation is involved. He doesn't "enjoy" that we suffer, but it is necessary (it would appear) to His divine, perfect end. . . .