I had this epiphany last night.
Maybe God is happy because God isn't in control.
I don't know if he just chooses to step back and watch, or if there is some irrefutable eternal truth that even God has to live by, but God does not violate individual agency.
He lets bad things happen. A lot.
Because he knows how it's all going to turn out. And he knows that we need the pain and the stretching to grow. He can "control," if that's what you want to call it, the outcome of the entire human race experiment without violating individual agency because he can see the big picture.
He doesn't have to micromanage and agonize over all the things we do. He just reminds us of the parameters every once in a while. And loves us.
"Therefore, let your hearts be comforted . . . for all flesh is in my hands; be still and know that I am God."
Hold your children in your hands, but don't try to hold them. If that makes sense.
Now that's some divine parenting advice.