I personally stumble over this "go to" response when describing the need for the Lord.
Why does God let these things happen to the vulnerable and innocent?
I was reminded that no one is sinless (innocent) no, not one. And we are all vulnerable to different destructions.
There are many more examples in the AV Bible to answer this and related questions.
I have copied a few, just to get us thinking and hopefully put to bed the distress in the painful 'why' in this case.
-Ezekiel 18:23 = Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
-33:11= Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
-2 Peter 3:9= The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
-Romans 5:8= But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
-5:14= Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adams transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
-1Corinthians 15:25= For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
-15:26= The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
Galatians2:17= But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
2Peter 3:18= But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever.
Every blessing that God allows,