I like this because it helps frame the "why" of our trials and how crummy life can get sometimes. Perhaps you and I are too focused on a mindset of God teaching lessons through trials so that we finally get life right. The fact that sin is rampant in this world, that sin itself infects everything must be acknowledge more. BUT God is good! God is glorified and Christ's reign is spread when we simply turn to Him in our sorrow, pain, and trails.
I do think we are to learn from every event in our lives, but in order to glorify God. God loves us and because we are His, He is for us, He is out for our good in a world of sin. Someday all of life will be shalom, the movement toward that someday has already been started. The good news is that Jesus came, died, and rose again...those are the events that initiated the movement toward Shalom. Come quickly Lord Jesus!
P.S. Please don't skip reading the link I made in the first sentence. The article is incredibly relevant to me during my family's present hardship. The article may also be of benefit to you now or when you encounter trials.
P.S.S. The only thing I don't like about the article I linked to is the bad reference to cats.