I've been thinking lately instead of writing. It couldn't hurt, to try something new.
Here's what I have so far: some people seem to operate on the assumption that they themselves are the arbiters of Reality, that they can shape, cut, fit or retrofit Reality to suit themselves.
Nope nope nope.
We live in God's Creation; He is the arbiter, the One who speaks things into being. Before the Creation He already had a plan in place which affects everything you can know, see touch or feel. You were known to your tiniest molecule, as was I; who would have Grace extended to them was decided, and who wouldn't.
Those hung up on Predestination always try to argue against God in human terms-that's part of the plan, also.
For the record: I have no problem with God; He's the one entity Who must know what is "Pre-destined", or else He wouldn't be God.
I see a stage managed false reality being attempted in this country by our alleged leaders. Fanciful human ideas about how to govern always...always run afoul of God and His Governance.
Every Napoleon has his Waterloo, every Hitler his bunker. The Grand Dreams always fail, as they come from the hearts of frustrated wannabe gods/emperors. If this weren't so, we'd now be living under the rule of the Roman Empire or, going back farther, Pharaoh.
Just for fun, lets go back to the first human sandcastle empire which God kicked to pieces: Babel. If God hadn't taken action (as He had known He would-remember Predestination) Nimrod the first's great great cubed and squared grandson would be running the world today.
God saved us from Nimrod, from Hitler, from the Caesars...all the while choosing some as sons and daughters in each generation of history. It's all part of the plan.
If you have read this far, the good news is that there is still life in you, a heart in you which can long for God, for Peace with God. May God richly Bless you today.