If we say that God has exposed man, the noblest of creatures, to all sorts of blind and heedless blows of fortune, we are not guiltless of reproaching God. - Calvin, Institutes I. xvii. Section 10
My translation: The doctrine of providence is that God knows and governs everything, big and small, for the ultimate purpose of showing His great love for the entire human race, especially for the church. We are guilty of dishonouring God if we deny this doctrine of providence.