The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.
God is sovereign over each and every thing. Nothing happens without His permission. There is nothing that happens that He could not have altered. There is nothing that takes place in which He is powerless to intercede and interfere.
God is holy and in His grace has communicated to us that which is in keeping with His holiness. "Love of God and neighbor" being the summary of it all.
When someone asks, "Was it God's will that ______ happened?" the answer is always "Yes," in one sense.
Nothing has ever happened outside of His control. Ever.
Is it God's will that children are aborted?
In one sense, "Yes" because He allows it to occur.
Does this make His goodness suspect?
Does this make Him the author of evil?
In another sense it is not God's will that any should be murdered.
He specifically commands people not to murder.
How can God be good and in perfect control?
If He is in perfect control, then why doesn't He stop evil?
If He is good, then why does He allow bad?
Some conclude that God must not be in full control.
They do so on the basis of believing He is good, but find themselves stumped as to why so much bad takes place. They conclude that must mean that He wishes good things, but cannot make them happen for whatever reason.
Others conclude that God must not be good.
They do so on the basis of believing He is fully in control, but find themselves stumped as to why so much bad takes place. They conclude that must mean that He is in fully in control, but does not care about goodness or justice for whatever reason.
If you bend on either of these points, you create a scenario the eliminates Jesus.
If you defend His goodness and surrender His power, you end up with a God who is likeable, but weak. He is not someone to Whom we should turn or offer prayer because He can't do anything about it anyways.
If you defend His power and surrender His goodness, you end up with a God who is powerful, but mean. He is not someone to Whom we should turn or offer prayer because He doesn't care about anything anyways.
Rest assured, Jesus is good and He is in charge.
The secret things belong to Him: I do not know why people are allowed to abort their children.
The revealed things belong to us: I do know that sacrificing children to idols (no matter how modern and suave) is forbidden and not from God.
The secret things belong to Him: I do not know why God designed a world for the purpose of sending His Son to die for us to show His love.
The revealed things belong to us: We should worship the Son and surrender our lives to Him because on the Cross He proves that He is good and in control.
Jesus is worthy of both titles: Good and God.
Here more about this from Tullian Tchidjian HERE.