I believe in inertia and momentum.
If things are set in motion and not interrupted, then they will yield certain results. Simple physics, but in a complex system. It's a system subject to the laws of chaos -- small changes can have gigantic effects -- the butterfly effect.
But I also believe in God's prophecy. When you look from the viewpoint of creator -- seeing is creating. So, prophecy is self-fulfilling, in a sense.
Many of the crazy and deadly things that happen in our world were set in motion by the very "natural" trait of man called "selfishness." This comes from ego, the source of all evil.
Just look at Big Pharma, for instance. They have a fiduciary duty to increase profits. It is illegal for them to do otherwise. That's enforced selfishness. Now, say someone comes along with a cure for cancer (already done numerous times in the last century). Big Pharma has a legal obligation to do away with the cures. Why? Because cures don't make money. What makes money is "disease maintenance." Notice, this is not "health maintenance." So, when someone gets sick, Big Pharma makes the most off of a lingering illness.
The same chemical companies behind Big Pharma also provide chemicals to the food industry. Foods can make people sick by the chemicals added to them. Beef didn't used to be a problem. Beef with hormones causes disease.
The physical universe is built on action-reaction dichotomies. The ego is built of dichotomies -- good-evil, right-wrong, generous-selfish, compassion-indifference, confidence-doubt and many others. Even mortal good is tainted by its opposite.
But God and creation are different. They are not like the continuity-based, action-reaction, dichotomous world of physical reality. They are discontinuous in nature. For example, true forgiveness is an act of creation. It breaks with the bonds that would otherwise tie one to the past source of resentment.
If you view the world from ego, you're trapped by the inertia of fate. If you view the world from the viewpoint of spirit (the true self, soul, Holy Ghost, child of God), within, then you are no longer trapped by its continuity. You can create, be inspired, and change your path.