God is the God of the unexpected to many Christians. And indeed He is because He often surprises us with Divine Interventions. But here’s the problem: we have grown presumptuous and complacent. Instead of exercising our faith, we merely wait for God to do something to correct a bad situation or remove an obstacle.
The author of the book of Hebrews states that “without faith it is impossible to please God”. Does it please God when we do nothing but wait for Him to act? I don’t think so. Instead of speaking about the mountains in our lives, Jesus teaches us to speak to them in a commanding manner. “You can say to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea, and it will be done” (Matt 21:21 NIV).
Christians have come to know God as the God of the unexpected because they have ceased to expect Him in the most ordinary of circumstances. They have mostly resigned to living the normal life when they should expect to live the supernatural life.