Answer: The Creator wants only one thing from you: that you keep getting closer to Him, either individually if there is no other option at the moment, or together with the group. The Creator has intentionally opened His arms to you and has sent you blows so that feeling frightened you will run to Him.
But the moment your adhesion to Him grows weaker, like a child initially adhered to his mother wants to break away from her, new disturbances immediately come along and give you the opportunity to adhere to the Creator.
This is how we should look at our whole life! If you try to get closer to the Creator by changing your nature before the blows arrive, you will not feel any pain or troubles and will simply feel that you are bathing in the Upper Light! All the sufferings result from the lack of connection between us and the lack of feeling the Creator.
The moment we feel Him in the right connection between us, all the sufferings will disappear and the whole world will be filled with goodness,
Question: What does it mean to get closer to the Creator?
Answer: Getting closer to the Creator is adapting to His attributes, which are qualities of bestowal and absolute love.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/14/16