God is not a distant Creator or impersonal Ground of Being, but a loving Father who shares our suffering and hurts with us.
On the cross Christ endured a suffering beyond all understanding: He bore the punishment for the sins of the whole world. None of us can comprehend that suffering. Though He was innocent, He voluntarily underwent incomprehensible suffering for us. And why? -- because He loves us so much. How can we reject Him who gave up everything for us?
When God asks us to undergo suffering that seems unmerited, pointless, and unnecessary, meditation upon the cross of Christ can help to give us the strength and courage needed to bear the cross that we are asked to carry.
-- William Lane Craig in “On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision”