The question of suffering, or ‘why do bad things happen’ has been discussed and considered at far better places than here. Fundamentally, I do not think there is a uniquely satisfying answer to that question in this life. Perhaps it might be good to consider how Jesus answered the ‘why’ questions:
Luke 13 4Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
We ask the whys, Jesus responds that we should look to our own tents. Our sense of reality causes us to ask justice questions. When God speaks, as He did in Job and does here, it is simply to redirect our questions and our reality to His Questions and His Reality.
Simply put, we do not know the day or hour of our own death. However it will come, whether in violent and horrible fashion as in Virginia, or through more natural causes. The question He asks is, what then? When His Reality eclipses ours, what then? Will you have chosen to perish, or have chosen life?
That is the real question to which God requires our answer.