Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” (Genesis 48:11 NIV)
Jacob never expected to see Joseph again. And yet he was not only seeing Joseph but his sons too. Things did not end as he thought they would.
We often talk like we know how things will play out in our lives. We really know very little.
Perhaps instead of talking like we know how things will play out (for good or for bad) we should simply walk with God each day and trust him with the outcome. His grace may surprise us.