Here is the relevant section from the Westminster Confession of Faith, dealing with God’s providence and secondary causes. (The great Presbyterian writers, such as B.B. Warfield often wrestled with this topic.)
Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the First Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly; yet by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, contingently, or freely.
I plan to only illustrate the last two types of secondary causes by the use of two examples.
I encourage my good pastor friends and those who aspire to the position to study their Westminster Confession of Faith carefully, while, of course, maintaining their Baptist distinctives. There’s incredible wisdom to be mined, especially, for example, in the section on the assurance of faith.
*There’s actually an outstanding question as to whether my Central Nervous System (CNS) has been compromised, too. Normally CIDP is characterized by slower reflexes, but mine have always remained quite brisk, which is more characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis, a comparable disorder of the CNS.