God’s Mysterious Plan

“I am the LORD, and there is no other;
Besides Me there is no God.” (Isaiah 45:5)

There are occasions when we are surprised by God’s decreed will . . . like when we get the results back from our physical exam and the MRI reveals a tumor we had no idea was there. . . . Or when the stock market plunges in one day to a ten-year, record-setting low.

It may seem to many that the One who made us is too far removed to concern Himself with such tiny details of life on this old globe. But that is not the case. His mysterious plan is running its course right on schedule, exactly as He decreed it.

This world is not out of control, spinning wildly through space. Nor are earth’s inhabitants at the mercy of some blind, random fate. When God created the world and set the stars in space, He also established the course of this world and His plan for humanity.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, The Mystery of God’s Will (Nashville: Word Publishing, A Thomas Nelson Company, 1999), 18–19.