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Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

- Matthew 10:29-30

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

- Psalm 147:9

And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

- I Kings 17:6

According to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.

- Ephesians 1:11b

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

- Proverbs 16:9


God's providence is referred to in Scripture by the following six terms:

God's Providence


Example Text

1. God's Reign

The LORD reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

- Psalm 93:1

2. God's Ordinances

They continue this day according to Thine ordinances: for all are Thy servants.

- Psalm 119:91

3. God's Hand

For to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done.

- Acts 4:28

4. God's Working

This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

- Isaiah 28:29

5. God's Care

Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.

- I Peter 5:7

6. God's Upholding

Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

- Hebrews 1:3

God's providence extends over all things. He rules over all substances and powers, and over the wills, thoughts, words, and actions of all living creatures. God hears the ravens when they cry; He directed the ravens to bring food to Elijah; not a sparrow dies without God's will; even the hairs of our head are numbered by Him. Everything is included: there is nothing that is outside of God's providence.

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