The Great Micro Manager?
It would be easy to fall into the trap of believing that God, who is Almighty and all powerful has complete control of everything that happens on Earth. Millions of Christians, to some degree, have fallen into this trap. Since the fall of Adam & Eve this world has been under a curse. There is much death, loss & destruction in this world. To say God is in complete control of all that is to give Him credit for what Jesus attributed to Satan [John 10:10].
No IFs, ANDs or BUTs
If everything that happens of Earth was directed by God then the Bible would not have any “if” scriptures. “If” scriptures are ones that give people a choice. Scriptures like 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Mark 16:16. The Bible is full of scriptures that gave us a choice. If God was in complete control we would have no choice.
God’s Will, Our Will
Jesus taught us to pray to the Father, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” [Matthew 6:10]. If everything that happens on Earth is God’s will there would be no need to pray that prayer. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that any should perish yet millions are perishing every year. God gave us a free will and He will never impose His will on us but He did give us a choice. He wants us to choose blessing over curse, life over death [Deuteronomy 30:19] but it is our decision to make.