"Years ago, I heard Pastor John Piper make a statement that resonated deeply in my heart. I've shared it countless times since: '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.'"
"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."
~from The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, January 8 daily devotional