The symptoms often appear to be what's bothering us. Because we're beings that perceive the world through our senses. We have a fever and think "I don't like this", completely forgetting that the fever is making us better. We forget how we got ourselves sick to begin with, and focus on our aversion to the symptoms.
I imagine the universe exactly the same. A massive body constantly working towards perfect health. Each planet, star and all the beings within, count. I believe God to be the loving Consciousness that is showing us how to achieve that perfect health. When we make a mistake we are not being "punished", we are lovingly being steered, healed and cleansed towards more wholesome choices.
That's why it often looks like peaceful people always have it their way. It's because their will is aligned with the will of the collective. They don't need much steering and so they seem to have more free will than the others.
This is Union with the whole, this is Yoga.