Most times we are tempted to look at our situation and think, 'O woe is me!' The thing to do, of course, in such a situation, is to look at ( or better yet, talk to ) someone who's in a tougher situation ( there's always someone ) or who has a bigger hurdle to overcome; then you will usually come away with a different point of view, thinking, 'yeah, I guess I'm really not that bad off'! Everyone has something to deal with, whether it's simply unruly kids ( children, or some disease that screws with your biological make-up! Some of us just can't seem to keep from making bad choices, and then complain about the same results!
We often like to look at the ways of the 'world' and say, 'no, God wouldn't work like that', or even, as some religious zealots say, 'God won't ( or even, 'can't' ) use you unless you are fully surrendered to Him'! In the latter case, sure, one will not reap the greatest blessings of the Covenant if they're not fully surrendered to Him, but if we believe that God is sovereign over all, cannot He use the worst sinner to accomplish His Purposes, for His will to be done? I mean, for God's sake, look at the apostle Paul! Take the apostate Jews of the first century, for example; if they had not clamored for the death of the Son of God, do you think His Blood would have been shed for the sins of His People? ( okay, eventually, probably )
If we truly believe that this IS our Father's World, can we really say that it's beyond the realm of possibility ( probability, even ) that He uses even the wickedness of the wicked for His Own Purposes ( Will )?! 'That doesn't make it right'; one will very correctly say! Damn right, it doesn't make it right! Just like Nebuchadnezzar & Darius, all the way up to Antiochus Epiphanhes & the Caesars of Rome, the wicked always will pay the piper; sow wickedness, reap wickedness!
'Shit happens', right? Well, as far as we can tell, it sure as hell does! As Christians though, we believe, like the apostle Paul wrote, that 'all things work together for good to those who love God'; when it comes right down to it, we all believe that 'everything happens for a reason'! We may search for that reason till we're blue in the face, or we may just surrender ourselves and say 'que sera, sera', but we trust in our Heavenly Father to the point that we say, like His son before He suffered on the Cross, 'Your will be done'!
I want to tell you how I really feel,
I can feel the wheels turnin' round,
Won't somebody throw me down a line
The city streets are full of people going nowhere making time,
The change from night to day is really only hours
It's just along the line, can't you see the sign
When I closed my eyes, I was so surprised
Somebody had thrown me down the line--stopped me drownin'!