Today, as I bump into random friends in university, I realise simplest things such as which God won’t call a coincidence. For just as He knows the number of my very hair in my head, the number of the stars as He calls each star by name, even knows the number of days of my life , knows how fleeting I am- why would God call instances such as meeting people randomly a coincidence? There’s always a reason, just as everything has a purpose. As I try to fathom the extent of how God works in my life, not just in university, but in small ways such as meeting or bumping into new and old friends, and even the ones that I hate or people that I don’t particularly like, walking and seeing such random “life”, be caught up in a big or small situations, and everything that seems as if it’s all grandly designed or a huge mistake; I realised, there must be a reason as to why things happen, just as how things happened yesterday, today and even how it will be tomorrow. I’m amazed by the fact that, even being caught up in a wrong place at the wrong time doesn’t make His presence absent or void. He’s still and will always be in control – His presence overrules. Because after all, whether we believe it or not, whether we ignore the fact of God’s existence, God still sits on the throne, just, almighty, sovereign and powerful. Altogether, whilst all these happen, He takes power and control of every minute and every second of our lives. “He’s already there.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” -Jeremiah 29:11-13
As I start afresh on everything, meet new people and do things differently, as I do things way harder or not, whether I am to struggle with one thing or another and suffer and face consequences, it gives me peace knowing that God is omnipresent and omnipotent. Whether I feel it or not, see it or not, experience it or not, or even acknowledge it or not – it does not make Him not part of it at all. As much as I try to comprehend and fathom what, why and how things will happen and will work out in my life, His understanding is beyond measure just as His power over my life is absolute. I may have loads of plans for myself in the future, but God will establish and will always determine my step.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” -1 Corinthians 2:9