You don't get the job you wanted, he doesn’t get into his dream school, her friendships are falling apart and they all arrive at the same question. Why do bad things happen to good people? Well..why not? Why can't bad things happen to good people? Should all "bad" things always happen to the people that deserve it? Why should your "good" character exempt you from having "bad" things happen and how does one deem themselves "good"? We are all sinners who have come short of the glory of God. One sin is not greater than another, all are seen in the same light in God's eyes. So who are we to say that we are better or worse than another individual only God can judge that.
So what happens if you did get into that school, land that job or maintain that relationship? Life goes by smoothly and you try to squeeze in time for God, some times you give God those full 5 minutes before you go to bed and sometimes not even that. Is that all there is to life? No bumps along the road and everyone’s happy? Look around, the people that have everything at their fingertips are still searching to fulfill their happiness.
Joshua 1:9: Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident. Do not be afraid or discouraged for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.