I know I might be wrong with this idea, but I keep feeling this. If the life pattern was already designed by God (and it seems it cannot be altered), you can onlyt pray to God to soothe your hard feeling (emotional or physical), if you're lucky. Life events CANNOT be changed. I think this might be an answer to explain the difficult situations: War Poverty Terrorism Severe sickness Miserable marriage Unemployed Depression Christian hostages got killed Natural disaster Bad family relationship You can only pray to have a short moment of relief. Don't expect the event will be dissapeared. Because it's the final product. Imagine you see a tall a building, can the civil engineer make a decision to remove some of the middle storeys after the building was built? I don't know if I can feel better to come to this conclusion. But I keep feeling hurtful and disappointed when I expect to get some help but nothing happen. So I just pray to soothe my feeling. Just the feeling.