There are two leading views on this subject. The first view proposes that nothing has failed. That everything is as it should be. That the hardships we face are tests. The second view proposes that a great many things have gone wrong and that God insists on putting them right again. Upon closer inspection one can argue both views aren’t really different views but that the first view is a subset of the second view with the exception of course that things really have gone wrong. What say you?