John Piper once said: “In every situation and circumstance of your life, God is always doing a thousand different things that you cannot see and you do not know.”
Just in case you flew by that sentence too quickly, go back and read it again. Let the eternal perspective of this statement become permanently etched into your thinking. Regardless of what crisis or complexity may be threatening to engulf your life, God is at work. You may not see it, but you need to know it’s true. And He’s not just doing one or two or a few things in that situation. He is doing a thousand or more things.
Although at times He may allow us to see some of His purposes, enabling us to say, “Oh, that makes sense,” the vast majority of what He is doing is behind the scenes, providentially obscured from our finite view.
You will never be able to fully fathom what God is doing in your life. You cannot possibly see the end or the outcome of each situation. Not yet anyway. But you can be sure that He knows what He is doing. He is God and He is working. Purposefully, skillfully, lovingly. And one day when you look back on your journey from heaven’s perspective, you will see His hand in all those inexplicable circumstances, and you will say with wonder and worship: “You have done all things well!” Count on it.