I hear pious people say that God only sends or gives good things. I assume by "good" they mean things they like or fit into their program for happiness. Cannot God send adversity? I meet many a person who suffered lots of adversity, and thought God did not exist or did not care. Those same people hit such a bottom of mess in their life that they decided even they could not put up with that level of misery. They sought a spiritual solution or path. In their spiritual path they came to realize that God was there all along, patient and waiting until misery and adversity sought a healthy solution. For me, my God allows adversity for a reason in my life. God loves me, but knows me well. Sometimes I will only open to change for the better, when adversity builds to an intolerable level. Crazy? So I am crazy, but then I have met some very good friends who are crazy like me.