Life is better lived with the grain, rather than attempting to cut across it. Life with the grain means living according to God’s wisdom.
The question is not why God allows us to suffer. The question we ought to be asking is why God allows us to live. The answer to that question is easy: He wants us to repent and seek him.
Contrary to the prosperity gospel, the abundant life, Jn 10.10, doesn’t mean more material possessions. It means the possession of God, Jn 10.9.
How we choose to spend our time is how we choose to spend our life.
Pay attention to what kind of life you lead, if it pleases and glorifies God, and the consequences it brings. “The Lord All-Powerful said, ‘Think about what you are doing.'” Hag 1.7 ERV.