However, the Christian should not identify with this. Jesus said in Matthew 5:45, that God the Father “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Psalm 148 speaks a lot about nature and says in v8, “Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word” i.e. it fulfills God’s will.
I think the popularity of using this term is because men don’t want to acknowledge God in anything. For the Christian, I think it’s a away of avoiding the hard questions during times when something calamitous happens in nature. But we shouldn’t be afraid to attribute to God what God alone is in control of, even if the outcome results in deaths that we struggle to understand.
To attribute God’s works to something other than God is idolatry, and needs to be repented of.