I wanted to entitle this post the mystery and miracle of providence but decided simply to call it "Providence." Miriam's Dictionary Definition of PROVIDENCE is "1a often capitalized : divine guidance or care b capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny." Essentially in the mystery of God events come together in a supernatural way. Usually people are aware that God has done something and guided their lives at a particular time for a specific reason. However, God's providence is manifest and people often don't realize or recognize it.
There were three situations where I believed His providence was at play. One was a phone call between a friend and my stepmother. A second instance relates to a very close friend who was quite ill and needed to be taken to the hospital via ambulance yesterday. A number of events came together that only God could have orchestrated. The third instance is God has answered a prayer of mine this week through the Scripture. The same verse has come up in about five different settings. It is a direct answer to my concern and it seems as though the Lord is guiding. You have to be very, very careful about applying the passage correctly. I do think it very interesting that this same passage continues to occur from a variety of sources..
I find Providence very comforting. It confirms that we have a loving, good, omnipotent and wise Heavenly Father who orchestrates the minutia of our lives. There is a tension between our planning and choices and His divine intervention. In all three cases things have worked out well. People were comforted that a personal God cares for His children and is involved in all matters pertaining to their lives. Praise Him.