I heard this song somewhere: I had forgotten about XTC. I think no matter what religion you are a part of, we all have these questions: Why do bad things happen to good people? Why doesn't god care?
I don't believe any god does. And I'm not going to tell you that we need the bad so we can enjoy the good. If you are on that page, read Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. Or the book, why bad things happen to good people.
Please don't assume I'm an atheist. Far from it. After much thought all my life, I've got a vision of the universe that is not neatly packaged.