The Details of Divine Providence | The Way of God
The Way of G-D | Chapter Eight
Ramchal explains our suffering in terms of G-d “disciplining” us, His “children”, the way any good parent would discipline his children (by either withdrawing things from them, or castigating them). But the point is that G-d is always motivated by love, and always has our own best interests in mind. And that He’s far removed from things like revenge and retribution; for, after all, what ego-driven need would He have for any of that?