"My Ever Present Weeping God"
*Special note: I began asking these questions as a young child who strained for a drop of attention from my alcoholic mother too dazed and confused most days to interact with her son, and a father who only made one promise upon my birth, that he would not rest until he put me in the grave. After numerous attempts at kidnapping and one attempt at drowning, I can say I’m glad he was not a promise keeper! Over 30 years later I was still asking these questions, but a sermon series through Jeremiah gave me an unexpected answer (See esp. Jer. 8:18-9:3, ESV, where we to often miss God's sorrow, i.e. here & here).