I have been convinced from the Scriptures for several years concerning the Providence of God. All things occur according to the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11). We are in His hands. Nothing surprises Him or catches Him off guard. All is working according to His immutable, infallible, eternal decree.
A week ago today that decree included my physical salvation. As I was driving 60 mph, a semi pulled out in front of me. I thought for sure I was going to hit it. But I quickly jerked the car to the left. Then I was certain I was going into the median but I managed to jerk the car back to the right and around the truck. Now I was heading for the right shoulder and the ensuing ditch, certain I would crash or flip my car. But, again, I jerked back to the left. This time something changed and I went into a spin. The spin stopped my forward motion and I found myself facing north in the southbound lane. After taking a minute to grasp what had happened, I turned my car around and simply drove home.
I should have hit the truck. I should have hit the median. I should have gone into the ditch. I should have flipped the car. But God had His purpose for my salvation that evening and He and His angels spared my life. My escape from what I thought should have been death was not due to my great driving skills.
My salvation from death was due to the mighty Providential Hand of God!