Life is flawed because we are flawed. Which is good! Because if we were perfect, we'd be more or less robots. Which isn't what God wanted. He wanted us to be individuals, and thus he made us in His image.
God has a plan for each and every one of us, if something is going wrong, god might not answer it right away. It takes time and once he helps you through things life will be so much easier once you actually find out, how much you love and have faith for god. With god all things are possible.
I recommend reading Romans. I know Paul mentions am answer there, though you may not like it. Besides, I believe it is often us doing our own will, which then leads us to our turmoil. A person who develop lung cancer, but has smoked for 30 years, are they really to blame God. Humanity destroying the earth has led to the discovery new deceases. Us wanting to claim ownership, expand, and spread certain concepts, such as democracy, has led to wars. Our greed has led to famine. Our gluttony to health problems. Our self gratification to the spreading of STD's, and kids raising kids (or grand patents raising kids). We put these chemicals in the air, yet wonder why we get cancer. We know the how to prevent much suffering, yet we give in to our own desired. We don't give to the needed, rather we try to obtain more, we are not mature enough to look beyond the 15, 20, 40, 60 minutes of instant gratification to see the responsibilities that may come from it. We continue to expand. We continue to promote capitalism, democracy, and patriotism. We continue to take the easy way. We must acknowledge our ownership in suffering. It would be like me cutting my hand on a piece of glass trying to break into your house, even with no malice intent, then I blame you for me doing so. It was not your will for me to break into your house. But, if you were come to your door, at the right hour, then I would have never suffered, yet still accomplished what I wanted (again no malice intent). Hope this helps. God bless.
Because God isnt a magical genie here to grant our wishes. God gives us choices including an ultimate choice - Him or Not Him. Satan does exist and it is evil. Sadly many people choose it and its ways over God and the natural consequences for choosing satan and its ways are almost always ultimately bad. Bad things happen because we humans make bad choices. God does not intervene because that would require interferance with and/or removal of free will and free choice. Gods goal isnt for us to all be rich and live cushy lives. He has been pretty clear that our earthly desires mean very little. His focus is getting people to heaven, not giving them everything they want on earth. But people have to actively CHOOSE Him.
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If we admit that a god has controlled the destinies of mankind, history becomes a most cruel & bloody farce. Age after age, the strong trampled upon the weak; the crafty ensnared the simple. No prayer has shielded the innocent, rescued the good from the scaffold, or extinguished the fagot's flame and nowhere, in all the annals of mankind, has any god extended any help. If abuses are destroyed, if slaves are freed, if the naked are clothed; if the hungry are fed; if justice is done; if the weak are protected, man must do them. The grand victories of mankind have been won by man, & by man alone.
There is no recorded instance where the uplifted hand of murderer has been paralyzed – no truthful account of the innocent being shielded by god. Men are waiting for their human prey – wives are whipped – little children begging for mercy – sweet girls are deceived & outraged, countless millions have been stolen from their homes & used as beasts of burden, but god’s no time to defend the good & to protect the pure. Too many have fallen dead for taking god’s name in vain, but not one engaged in such infamy has ever been touched by the wrathful hand of god. He’s too busy looking for blasphemy.
Isaiah 55:8-13 "This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours. As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my Word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to, and prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills, the trees of the field---all the world around you--- will rejoice. Where once were thorns, for trees will grow; where briars grew, the myrtle trees will sprout up. This miracle will make the Lord's name very great and be an everlasting sign [of God's power and love]. (Living bible)