Are you a believer ... a Christian? They responded Yes. What you really mean is "Why do bad things happen to people that try to do good things?"
First, we know we live in a fallen, sin-sick world. That is why BAD things happen.
Second, People are not good, we try to do good things. Humans sin in our attitude of trying to do good things. Sometimes we think, say and even do not so good things (sinful things). Noone & Nothing are perfect except Jesus Christ.
Third, God does not give us anything that God can't control. He uses hardship for us to be a light and witness to the people around us. God comforts us to show us how to comfort others. How we act effect ourselves and others around us. We need to remember we are not alone in the pain.
Then she said I mean innocent people like the children and the elderly.
I asked WHY NOT YOU?" "WHY DO YOU THINK YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TROUBLES? God does not promise you will never have problems and pain."
Reminder: God's Perfect Will is best for everyone, not just one person or children or elderly. God's perfect will considers everyone: other the people in the hospital, the other people in the nursing home, the other people in your church.
I read an article about a girl killed because she would not deny Christ. Thousands came to her funeral. Hundreds of locals accepted Christ and around the world. One of her classmates said he accepted Christ because she showed Christ every day even in death.
In the Movie "New Life", the story is told from the perspective of a man. A woman miscarries, has cancer, etc... He learns how to live because of neighbors, friends, family. At the end of the movie, you can see how God provided for everyone.
LIVE THE POSITIVE LIFE, EVEN IN PAIN.
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.
GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.
GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.
JESUS LOVES YOU ... JOHN 3:16