Proverbs 16:9, Anyone?
A commenter asks, "If Calvin was right about preordination, was all this stuff part of the plan from the beginning?"
I don't think this would be all that great a time to launch into an explication and defense of the historical Reformed view of God's sovereignty. But I will say that I do hope all this stuff (and more!) was part of the plan from the beginning, because the idea that me or you or anyone else is in control seriously freaks me out!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
-- Romans 8:28 (That's from the famous "predestination chapters" in Romans, btw.)