God works in mysterious ways

God works in mysterious ways

A phrase acknowledging one's lack of control over a situation, especially if something strange or unexpected has happened, along with the possibility that some good may come from it. A: "How are you doing since getting rejected from your dream school?" B: "Well, I'm trying to keep in mind that God works in mysterious ways, and I hope some good will come out of all of this." As Helen grieves the loss of her husband, I just keep reminding her that God works in mysterious ways.
See also: god, mysterious, way, work
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The phrase "God works in mysterious ways" is not found in the Bible.
But if the Sudden Departure has taught Matt anything, it's that God works in mysterious ways.
"You never know, God works in mysterious ways and it gave two or three lads extra minutes on the pitch.
God works in mysterious ways and he also shows his love in mysterious ways as well.
God works in mysterious ways, but they sure are weird.
As I said, "God works in mysterious ways." I lost power; so did my sister, Irene Daly, but thank God for my mom's house.
Meanwhile, all across America, you can point to cities that built their economies around more traditional industries--cities that pursued the Puritan ethic of hard work, the production of tangible goods--only to suffer "manufacturing Katrinas" and "farming Katrinas." As any church that's found financial salvation through bingo knows, God works in mysterious ways.
But like the minister said, God works in mysterious ways.
Christians are fond of remarking that God works in mysterious ways.
They say God works in mysterious ways and, as Glenn believes in what goes about, comes about, it will come as no surprise to him to find out that he is now experiencing a disability he may not have banked on.