Afflictions - God appoints
And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.