Psalm 139:5 (ESV) … “You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”
God is not some far-off king who only occasionally looks in on his subjects. He is involved in every aspect of our lives. God does not play favorites: every human being receives his attention regardless of rank. He is actively involved in giving direction to our lives. In times past he has directly revealed himself to men, as when he called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3), or when he called Isaiah to become a prophet to his people (Isaiah 6). In most situations, however, God leads us providentially. Often we are not even aware of his leading until long after the event. When we are able to look back at how things just seemed to “come together,” we can recognize that God’s providence was in the event all along.