As we go through life, we face challenges large and small. There is no rhyme or reason as to how or why these challenges come to us. There is no hard and fast rule as to how to deal with them. There is only the knowledge that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. As such, it is our responsibility to look for the lessons each experience holds and to learn from those experiences.
In doing so, we are guaranteed to find the golden life that we are all meant to live. It has nothing to do with luck, karma, tests or punishment from God. How could a loving God possibly want any of his creatures to suffer... especially humankind, made in His own image and likeness?
Just as the sun rises in the east, the joy and peace that is yours rises from within, not without.