[God] is not a prisoner caught in the mechanism of His own world; He is not reduced to the impotency of Louis Philippe, "I reign, but I do not govern." He is free, more free than we can guess to use the forces He has ordained. . . A youth can deflect a brook's course from one channel to another. God can do with any life and with the course of history, what we do with a brook. The laws are all on His leash.
H.E. Fosdick, concerning on man and God's use of scientific laws in The Meaning of Prayer