The Crucified One is the only response that can ever take the sting out of suffering and allow us to remain silently hopeful that all things will work for good for those who love Him. The Heavenly Father does not give us an "answer" to the problem with words, but with the example of His Son on the Cross.
We need to be remind ourselves that Jesus is present even in the midst of storms. "Just as it was unnecessary to awaken Jesus on Tiberias, it is unnecessary that He be awake in the souls to give them life" (When God is Silent, L. M. Martinez, p. 15).
This should also remind us that we are better off remaining silent, yet, beside, those who are suffering in their lives. Like Mother Mary and the others who were present at the foot of the Cross, our presence can be more consoling than empty words which often do more harm than good.
Want more? Please read this spiritual gem written by Luis M. Martinez.