2 Corinthians 7:10 The Living Bible
For God sometimes uses sorrow in our lives to help us turn away from sin and seek eternal life. We should never regret his sending it. But the sorrow of the man who is not a Christian is not the sorrow of true repentance and does not prevent eternal death.
Please do not misunderstand this verse. Some people think God caused their sorrows and then blame him for bringing the sorrow into their lives. That is NOT what this verse says. Read carefully, “God sometimes uses sorrow in our lives.” God is not in the business of bringing sorrow to us; God brings only grace, peace, and love to us if we let him.