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God works in mysterious ways

Definitions

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  • Expressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.
  • Commenting that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from a poem by William Cowper (who lived 1731–1800), whose first stanza reads, “God works in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform; / He plants His footsteps in the sea / And rides upon the storm.”

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