ok..ur half way right. but God doesnt put us through things for us to learn something. but it says in the Bible that every good and perfect thing comes from God..and if its not good or perfect its not from God. He gave people the freedom of choice , to choose to believe in him and the choice to not. and he's not in complete control over everything either. its satan's fault for sin, he brought it into the world..he wanted to be better than God...and to clear this up.......You know how in cartoons , the devil is always this red ugly demon thing? well thats not true. Lucifer *the name of Satan* was beautiful and perfect. not ugly at all...but since he was so handsom, he thought he could be better than God, thats how sin got into the world, and we're back to this. so God doesnt put us through tough times to teach us something! he doesnt have any control over that...the god of this world (satan) is in control over that. if u truely believe in God , and pray the right way , and do wat he says , and take authority over satan ...u can go through life being a conquerer! not a loser , and a quitter.