I've always found it amazing that people can say with such conviction that Jehovah is their friend.
We are talking about a "friend" who perhaps daily "tests" us to see if we are His friends. All of us have dealt with some form of hardship such as the death of a loved one, chronic illness or whatever. It is in these cases that the brothers will tell a person that perhaps it is a test, or that "Jehovah knows you're not ready" or some other lame excuse.
Do our real friends "test" us to see if we will be loyal to them? If you had a friend who "tested" you on a weekly or even daily basis, would you remain friends with that person? No. So why make friends with an insane, invisible psychopath who allows all manner of suffering on His friends?