Do you see at any time a rub of Providence diverting the course of good men from falling into evil, or wicked men from committing evil? How loudly do such Providences proclaim the truth and certainty of the Scriptures, which tell us that 'the way of man is not in himself, neither is it in him that walketh to direct his steps' (Jer. 10:23), and that 'a man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps' (Prov. 16:9)!
Taken from The Mystery of Providence
John Flavel 1627-1691