“He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will” (Ephesians 1:5).
That we are a predestined people was never intended to create confusion but to bring clarity. Only a cruel god would offer a deterministic salvation that is limited in scope. Ours is a kind and gracious God who seeks to encourage a persecuted and suffering people that they are children of destiny; that the purposes of God for your life will be accomplished. Ultimately, it is a word of motivation to hang in there.