I offered my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
So this is how humanity treats God. Still. He does not turn His face from us, but we continually turn from Him. We only add to His suffering.
“In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us.” John Stott
“No matter how deep our darkness, he is deeper still.” Corrie ten Boom
“…even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” Psalm 139:12