My beliefs are as follows. I do not believe there is a 'God' as such, I prefer to think of Him as The One Infinite Creator.
A common response to the concept of God (or Creator) is the question, 'If there is a God, why does he allow bad things to happen?'
I would respond thusly. 'Asking why God allows suffering is tantamount to asking why your children are allowed to learn while they are in school'. Do you understand?
We are all given the tools of negativity, they are a catalyst. It is up to you how you choose to use the tools provided to you. Has fighting fire with fire ever worked for you?