There is a vanity which is done upon the earth, that there are righteous men unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked men to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity (Ecclesiastes 8:14).
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen to good people? These questions have consumed humanity for millennia. The Preacher calls the matter vain, a matter of God’s understanding and one beyond our own. To ask the question presumes God as Creator and a creation rooted in justice; all that is left is for us to trust in that Creator and His steadfast loyalty to us!