Does the Bible Answer this Question?
Joel was a prophet of God who lived around 800BC. He warned the nation of Israel of the forthcoming punishments that would come upon them because they had failed to worship God as God. But it is clear that God did not punish his people capriciously and without cause. His purpose was to “turn the hearts of His children” back to Himself.
…for He is Gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity. Joel 2: 13
Does God punish us today for the purpose of turning our hearts towards Him?
If we are truly His, then yes, He does. If He does not send punishment to our lives then we are bastards, illegitimate and have no Biblical hope of spending eternity with him.
…My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose hear when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son. Endure hardship as discipline: Go is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? if upu are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline ), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Hebrews 12:5-8
Therefore, the Lord sends discipline upon those that belong to Him. God is in complete control of all things are He is not God at all. We cannot say that Bad things are from Satan. To say that is to say that God is not in control and that “Bad” things are not from the Hand of God.