Over and over in life we're told that if you do the "right" thing, and if you're a good person, that things will work out. I mostly believe this is the case. Then again, there's times in life when "unforeseen occurrences" happen...when we're simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A car accident, an earthquake, an act of violence. And then there are the emotional disasters that catch us all of guard, when we are taken advantage of, betrayed, abandoned, or lied to. Does this mean that we've done something wrong? Is God punishing us? Are we simply getting what we deserve? No. I do not believe that. The Bible says that "with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone." (James 1:13). But the Bible also promises "seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)
Some, as I do, believe in the Bible. Some believe in Karma, others simply in goodwill. Whatever it is you believe in.... this I know: Good will always conquer evil. And though things might not always go our way, though we deal with tragedy, and sometimes might lose hope, I believe in doing the right thing.
I couldn't have said it better myself:
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien