Someone wrote Facebook status the other day. It said something like this: Sometimes an accident happens. Then it turns out good. Was it really an accident?
I could answer what I believe about that with one word, but then you might feel cheated by a short blog post and I want you to get your money’s worth.
Many years ago, as detailed in the book of Genesis, Joseph was thrown in a pit. Then he was sold into slavery and taken to Egypt. From there, he ended up second-in-command of Egypt. His brothers, who sold him into slavery, came to him looking for food when there was a terrible drought.
Eventually, he revealed himself to them. The brothers were afraid that he would take revenge upon them. He eventually told them, “What you meant for evil, God meant for good.”
What perspective and maturity. What trust in the sovereignty of God.
How would Joseph answer the question I led with?
Yes, from our perspective, accidents happen. Events seem random. Oopsies occur.
From God’s perspective, randomness does not happen. He is not surprised. He is not caught off-guard. Nothing is an accident to Him.
I truly believe that everything that happens fits into the course God has decided will occur. Do I fully understand that? Absolutely not. Too many things happen that I do not understand. I simply trust. I trust He has the ending decided. Everything points to that. He has it all under control.
We may see an accident. Good may come out of it.
We may mean something for evil. God, somehow, means it for good.
Do you believe that “accidents” happen? Do you believe God is in control?